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Jharkhand schools lack basic infrastructure: Child rights protection body

Jharkhand schools lack basic infrastructure: Child rights protection body

TNN Jun 23, 2012, 05.38AM IST

RANCHI: Around 80% of schools, both government and private, do not have trained teachers even after three years of the enactment of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act. The newly appointed state representative of National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) Ganesh Reddy said he was in a fix over how to solve the issues lurking in state schools.
There are around 45,000 schools, including government and private schools, in the state, almost 80% of these institutions lack basic infrastructure. It is mandatory for all schools to have trained teachers under the provisions of the act.

"The Union government has set a five-year target to ensure that every school provides adequate facilities for all round development of its students. Now three years have passed and I do not know how to employ trained teachers in all the schools as the state does not have suitable training schools," said Reddy.
He said he would soon start visiting schools and make sure that the institutions have proper room, toilets, desks and potable water. "I have been associated with a large number of non government organizations for years and even visited them. It is a big challenge for me to improve infrastructure in these schools," he added.
Apart from this he has also been entrusted with the work to coordinate with civil society groups working on Right to Education, hold regular meetings in alliance and send reports to the NCPCR. "I will be also coordinating with various departments of the state government including education, tribal affairs, social justice, labour and panchayati raj to ensure effective implementation of the act," said Reddy.

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