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Centre crippling school education: NGOs

Centre crippling school education: NGOs

TNN Dec 14, 2013, 01.05PM IST

BHOPAL: Centre has been actively implementing the agenda to cripple government's school education system with a view to ultimately destroy it under increasing pressure from international agencies (like, World Bank, IMF, DFID and others), alleged Shiksha Adhikar Manch. The manch, a platform of an assortment activists, were addressing a press conference on Friday.
It was pursuing this agenda, they alleged, that the government introduced schemes like DPEP and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) which have so worked to downgrade government schools that even the poorer sections now hesitate in sending their children in these schools.
The conference was addressed by educationist Anil Sadgopal (president, All India Forum for Right to Education), Abdul Jabbar (Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Udyog Sangathan), Jyotsana Milan (senior writer), G S Asival (senior trade union leader) and Vijay Kumar (RYFI) among others.
"The credibility of government schools has been purposely eroded to open doors of uninhibited profiteering by private schools. The much-talked about Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009 is part of the same government strategy to destroy public school system. This Act does not give children the right to free and good quality education instead it gives the right of unlimited profiteering to the corporate houses and their pet NGOs," said Sadgopal.

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