RZ-18, Near Primary School, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh
29-06-18 - 29-06-18
Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act. The act came into effect in April 2010 making eight years of free education a fundamental right for every child in India. Even though it has been almost four years since the RTE Act was enacted, there is little momentum on its implementation in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
A new evaluation system, continuous and comprehensive evaluation (CCE) is being rolled out in entire districts of UP but there is a lack of understanding on technical aspects of it. In the second phase new school management committee (SMCs) have been elected in democratic and transparent manner in various districts with active engagement of civil society organizations and education department. Further capacity building of SMCs on RTE and formation of school development plan (SDP) is the main challenge ahead. Lack of “State Commission for Protection of Child Rights’ (SCPCR) which is monitoring body for implementation of RTE in the state and lack of larger number of teachers and their training is also major area to be addressed through advocacy in this year.