Right to Education: International and National Perspective

  • Ashish Pathak
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  • Ashish Pathak

    LL.M. student at Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, U.P, India

  • Riya Shukla

    Advocate at the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad, U.P., India

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The aim and objective of this paper are to study the International and National perspectives of the Right to Education. Education with a holistic outlook is dealt with the development of every person’s intellectual, emotional, social, physical, artistic, creative capacities. It looks to indulge students in the teaching/learning process and encourages personal and collective responsibility. Education is a basic human right and the best investment that we can make to ensure a sustainable future and leave no one behind. This is true for every country and every region. However, millions are deprived of educational opportunities every day, many as a result of social, cultural and economic factors. A recent report on the latest National Statistical Organization (NSO) survey shows just how sheer are the digital divide across States, cities and villages, and income groups. The study on household social consumption related to Education was part of the NSO’s 75th round, conducted from July 2017 to June 2018. Most of these Internet-enabled homes are located in metropolises, where 42% have Internet access. In rural India, however, only 15% are connected to the Internet. The Right to Education Act is supposed to be unduly input-focused rather than outcome-oriented. However, India’s new education policy has filled the fissure, which will indeed enhance the quality as well as methodologies in our education system. More Right to Education, along with other inter-governmental initiatives, has clearly succeeded in attracting children to schools but providing quality education is a very aloof vision. Under India’s RTE Act, the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) is the evaluation mechanism for Elementary Education. It means an evaluation of a different kind (e.g., paper-pencil test, drawing and reading pictures, and expressing orally) which is different from the traditional system of examinations. Furthermore, the Right to Education is a fundamental right and UNESCO purposes education for all by 2015. India, along with other countries of the world, should also put genuine and honest efforts to make this goal a real achievement.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 1, Page 1298 - 1310

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.112645

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