86th Constitution Amendment Act, 2002 makes elementary
education a fundamental right amending section
21 and mandates free and compulsory education
for all children in the age group of 6-14 years.
This very fact broadens scope of vision of U.P.
Education for All Project Board.
children who are in age group of 6-14 years must
not roam on roads and streets but they must be
seen in the school premises. A school going child
should not work as porter on railway stations,
as domestic servants in houses, as servants in
hotels and shops, the girl child should not remain
in houses to look after the siblings, helping
parents in house chores and lending help in agriculture
fields. In fact, a school going age child should
remain in the school with cheerful mind and should
study and play.
children of disadvantaged groups and disabled
children must be given special care in sending
them to schools. Various studies have revealed
that poverty can be reduced by sending the children
to schools instead of sending them to work on
wages. If a child is in the school then certainly,
adults of his/her family will get work from where
the child used to work. Thus adults will get employment
and comparatively more wages than the children.
It is also found that when the child of family
goes for work then, adults of that family generally
sit idle and the wages earned by the children
are ill spent by their family. The employers prefer
to engage children on work rather than adults
so that they have to pay less wages to children.
In this way, the children are exploited by the
it becomes the duty of parents, teachers, educational
administrators and society at large that school
going age child should not remain at worksite
or out of school for any other reason but in neat
and clean atmosphere of the schools. The Child
herself/himself cannot ensure this environment.
It needs to be watched by parents, teachers, community
and educational administrators that child should
not leave the school in between due to any reason.
The child once admitted in school should remain,
there till he/she completes the schooling. Thereafter,
quality education becomes right of the child.
To ensure this, every stakeholder should participate
in the mission as detailed below :
should ensure enrollment and retention of the
child in the school through quality education
and enriched environment.
Community /Parents should cooperate at each stage
in learning processes of the child.
Administrators should develop, design and ensure
implementation of the strategies specifically:
teacher availability, teacher competence and teacher
motivation shall be ensured so that they impart
quality education to children.