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GOI planning to form National Standards for School's Performance
Jan 15, 2014

A National Convention has been organized jointly organized by National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) and UNICEF, aims to monitor the progress for the Right To Education (RTE) Act that came into effect in April 2010. After the success of Right to Education (RTE) Act hinging on the learning outcome, the government is contemplating to formulate 'national standards for schools' performance to keep students and parents well informed.

The initiative will bring out schools which are performing well and which are not doing that good so that parents are well informed.

During the convention it was recommended that NCPCR and State Commission for Protection of Child Rights should also monitor out-of- school children to facilitate their access and participation in the schooling system.

Some facts:

  • 90 per cent of the schools across the country have toilet facilities while 95 per cent have drinking water supply. Additional classrooms have been also been added.
  • 25 per cent reservation for students from the fringes of society in neighbourhood schools has been implemented well in MP and Maharashtra.
  • During 2013-14, 2,08,731 primary schools and 1,59,731 upper primary schools were sanctioned.
  • 19 states have set up decentralised grievances redressal systems while 34 states have set up school management committees, notifying their roles and responsibilities.


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