Muchkund Dubey on the challenges of the Indian education system



Source:  July 3, 2014.

Former Indian Foreign Secretary, Muchkund Dubey,  spoke about problems in the Indian school education system at a round table conference on challenges facing the NDA government  on June 27, which the South Solidarity Initiative (SSI) co-organized.  He underlined major issues like low attendance, high dropout rates, 5 lakh vacant teaching posts and the lack of focus on pedagogy. Criticizing the idea of handing over education to the private sector, he said that the market can neither ensure universalisation nor affordability. Therefore, to pursue excellence in education, the government needs to focus on equality.


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