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‘RTE Act might be difficult to implement’


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AGARTALA:The Right to Education Act would be difficult to implement in totality because of a few of its conditions, which include infrastructural requirements, Tripura School Education Minister Tapan Chakraborty said on Friday.

The minister, who spoke at the National Advisory Council meeting at New Delhi on Wednesday, said factors like infrastructural gaps, teacher-training and no-detention policy were likely to lead to serious problems in the days to come.

“In the schedule of the act, there is specific mention of infrastructural requirements for all schools at the elementary level. For states with resource constraints like Tripura, it will be very difficult to make provision of all infrastructural requirements within the timeframe fixed by the act,” Chakraborty told reporters here.

Stating that Tripura supported education guarantee for each child, he said, “to meet the requirement of minimum 45 teaching hours per week, we will have to fully segregate the classrooms for elementary stage from secondary sections.

For this a large number of additional classrooms will have to be constructed.” In such a situation, availability of land in urban and semi-urban areas would be a very serious problem, he said. (PTI)


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