Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2017)
A study of availability of elementary education in relation to right to education in Rewa district
Author(s): Dr. Malvi Kamboj
Abstract: The right to education has been recognized as a human right in a number of international conventions, including the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights which recognises a right to free, compulsory primary education for all, an obligation to develop secondary education accessible to all, in particular by the progressive introduction of free secondary education, as well as an obligation to develop equitable access to higher education, ideally by the progressive introduction of free higher education. School Education plays a significant role in shaping the destiny of the children and makes them good citizens of the nations. Education is the right of every child in the country and through Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009, the quality elementary education has to be ensured for every child. A large number of elementary schools were opened under DPEP and SSA in all corners of the country. But, whether in reality the education is available and accessible to children? The study was conducted to explore the position of availability and accessibility of elementary education to children in relation to RTE (Right to Education) Act. The aggregate sample of 600 respondents was drawn from Rewa District. The study has brought out that there is no significant difference on availability of elementary education to male and female children in rural and urban areas but there is significant difference in the perception of availability of elementary education in rural and urban students, rural and urban teachers.