The Right to Education Policy for all; no doubt was a very remarkable initiative by the
government but in the implementation phase, this doesn’t work well. The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009; famously known as Right to
Education was a very commendable step of the government. Law states that no school can fail any student up to 10th level. This implementation was good and bad in both ways.
The government’s initiative tried to educate all student of all backgrounds. Regardless, No Fail Policy in the
education system is making the educational quality of students very bad. Admitting children’s in school on the basis of their age, not on their knowledge was merely following the steps of Western Countries. No Fail Policy is not serving the exact motto of providing education to all children. A basic education is very important and the need of every child and governments sole aim. Only, following the Western Steps is not a good call, the
government should need to learn first that the masses can reach to educational institutes. There are many villages in India which don’t have any school, so first this should need to do. Then focus on providing quality education by introducing qualified and dedicated
teaching staff to every school. Then only we can think about providing education to all with a No Fail Policy.
Education for all could be a very fruitful step in near future but to attain that level basic requirements should be fulfilled firstly.
The private, as well as
government schools, should be made to follow the rule of providing education to all and not to fail them till 8th standard. Right To Education Act Section 16 states that “No child admitted in the school should be held back in any class or expelled from school till elementary education has been completed”. This will disturbs the pass percentage of Class 10 because ‘no detention’ will allow a large number of
children to appear in the examination who don’t have the necessary knowledge.
If any school stops any student to admit in the school or stop him or her from proceeding to another class, then the school have to face the penalties against the complaints. It is a very good step to educate all but the private schools are not following it and are getting away with this very easily.
So, at last, we can say that the law is good and the governments' step is very strong but letting it follow by all the Private Schools as well would be quite a difficult task to achieve; just because parents and families are not aware of this law.
No Fail Policy is no doubt a bad or wrong initiative by the government because
education is the necessity and demand of all human being. So, there are some preventive steps can be taken by the government to improve the working of the policy and lead into a fruitful result in near future.
A strict manual should be prepared for all the Private Schools to follow it and not to deny any poor child’s admission.
A committee should be made to check the Private Schools at a regular period that they are following the rules strictly or not.
Parents need to report their issue to the Police first if the school authority denies their child admission in the school just because of fees.
The teaching method and environment should be improved in government schools so that not only poor family but also rich family also let their children study in government schools.