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Govt panel not happy with quality of learning in schools

delhi Updated: Feb 15, 2009 11:44 IST
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Despite significant improvement in infrastructure, a government-appointed committee has found "far from satisfactory" the quality of learning in schools across the country.

"Clearly the overall achievement levels are far from satisfactory," the National University of Educational Planning and Administration under HRD Ministry has said in its report recently.

The report on 'Education for All Mid-Decade Assessment - Reaching the Unreached' said, "what is disturbing is that several states, which have been doing well in enrolment and participation, lag behind when it comes to the quality of learning."

The report seeks to find out India's progress in providing education for all by 2015, a commitment made by all the UN member nations at Dakar in 2000.

There has been an enormous improvement with respect to infrastructure. The student-classroom ratio has also improved marginally.

"But improvement in infrastructure does not seem to have been significantly influencing the quality of learning that is taking place in schools," it said.

There is wide variation among different states with respect to measurement of learning level of school going students.