UNICEF Research for Primary Education

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The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009 or Right to Education Act (RTE) under Article 21A of the Indian Constitution describes the importance of free and compulsory education for children between the age of 6 to 14 years.

It ensures that every children would access to educational institutions regardless of their economic background. He said it does not matter whether a child belongs to economically weaker section he will be given opportunity to get education. Now it has passed 10 years since RTE’s establishment but according to UNICEF research approximately 20 million children are still not attending any pre-school programmes in India and quality education is a matter of concern.

The report titled as ‘A World Ready to Learn’ shows the bleak future of children in India. Because with only 1 in 5 young children enrolled in pre-primary education. “Pre-primary schooling is our children’s educational foundation – every stage of education that follows relies on its success,” said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore. It is a matter of great concerns.

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