Report Code: PI150009
No. of Pages: 198 pages
By: Dr. Khagendra Kumar
Published Date: 07/Nov/2016
India is an important developing country with a huge population of 1.21 billion, only second to China. India with 1.4 million children out of school ranks among the top five nations with kids 6 to 11 out of school. .35 million children age 6 to 14 do not attend school in India. If children aged 6 to 14 are taken into consideration, nearly 20% of the total children are out of school. 30% of the poorest children are out of schools. 4% of richest children are also out of schools. 19% girls are out of schools. This percentage for boys is 14%. In India, only those parents send their children to government run public schools who cannot afford to send their children in private schools. Almost all public schools provide poor quality education. There is marked disparity in school education in India.
There are also indications that progress towards universal primary education is slowing and that the goal of global universalization of primary education will not be met by 2015 if current trends continue. It is almost impossible to achieve the global target until a huge country like India ensures right to elementary education to all children without exception. Common School System is the most potential concept which can ensure education of comparable quality to all children in India.