Manila, Philippines, June 13, 2013: The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released P4.5 billion to the Department of Education (DepEd) for the maintenance of classrooms and the construction of sanitation facilities.
The project is part of the government's public education improvement program, Budget Secretary Florencio Abad said on Wednesday, June 12.
"Besides our commitment to build more classrooms and provide enough equipment and teachers in public schools, we are also making crucial investments in the health and well-being of our students," he said.
Mumbai, June 12, 2013: Implementation of the Right To Education has brought about improvements in the education sector benefiting mainly Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and persons with disabilities, said Human Resource Development Minister M M Pallam Raju.
The government's Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan has led to a drop in the number of out-of-school SC children from 8.2 per cent in 2005 to 5.9 per cent in 2009.
May 2013: Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) for ensuring inclusive education had issued guidelines in context of defining the Barrier Free Access for CWSN. It has many component and one of them is physical environment in context to drinking water and toilet facility. It has defined certain parameters which need to adopted during the construction of WASH for CWSN which are as follows. (copy of the guidelines is enclosed).
New Delhi, June 10, 2013: India is still lagging behind in providing basic education to its children.
A recent study by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) has placed India fourth from the bottom in terms of the number of children out-of-school.
However, on a positive note, the study also says that India has made good progress in getting children into classrooms.
Mumbai, June 9th 2013: Mumbai: As many as 80 per cent children of migrant labourers in the state either drop out of schools or have no education at all as they get sucked into the labour workforce, a study released here Sunday reveals.
According to the study by a noted NGO, while Maharashtra government's Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009, rules stipulate a tracking system to monitor drop-out rate and absentee children, till date there is no system to ensure enrollment of children into schools or a mechanism to monitor that they do not end up as labourers.
Bangalore, June 10th 2013: The state Education Department has projected a requirement of Rs 153.7 crore to the Centre towards implementation of the reservation quota under the Right to Education (RTE) Act for 2013-14.
After the second round of admissions announced by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) concluded on May 31, the department expects the RTE admissions tally to reach 80,000.
Last year, as many as 49,736 children in the state were admitted under the 25 per cent quota.
Panaji, May 27, 2013: Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday called the Right to Education (RTE) Act as Union Minister Kapil Sibal's "absolutely foolish policy".
"RTE Act is Kapil Sibal's absolutely foolish policy. There are certain parameters in the policy which are wrong," Parrikar told reporters while objecting to the RTE Act's no-detention clause.
"The idea of no-detention is good, but there should be good parameters to implement it.
Jaipur, May 27, 2013: Even though there is uninterrupted flow of funds, Rajasthan is yet to meet several Right to Education (RTE) parameters, says a report of Accountability Initiative (a research group working on elementary education). It says that though the shortfall in separate toilets for girls has decreased from 21% in 2010 to 13% in 2011, it again went up to 15% in 2012-13 (till November).
The report has exposed the tall claims of introducing the RTE Act in its true spirit in the initial months.
Coimbatore, May 14, 2013: District Collector M. Karunagaran on Monday gave his approval to close 12 schools in the district that have either not obtained recognition or renewed it as mandated under the Right of Children To Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act.
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