THIS refers to your article "2017-18 budget: Need for Quality Education" (FE- June 6). Good & Quality education is not only desirable in itself but is also essential for empowerment of our people. Education should be viewed as a basic human right, leading to empowerment and awareness. Politicisation of education poses a serious threat to society. It is necessary for the authorities to investigate whether reservation has genuinely helped the backward sections of society. The government should address this problem on an urgent basis and take a holistic approach to it.
Granting everyone the right to education is not enough in itself. It is the duty of the state to ensure proper implementation of this law in every section of society. The government should take effective steps to provide sound education to students from the backward classes rather than just creating quotas. What is more important is to ensure that proper facilities are provided in schools and the best teachers recruited to teach children in their formative years. Right to education and quality education will remain a dream unless sincere efforts are made to create the necessary infrastructure.
Vinod C. Dixit
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