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Scheme to enhance quality of education

For improving the standard of education in state-run schools in Delhi, the state government has been suggested a panacea in the form of a novel scheme.

india Updated: Feb 27, 2006 15:09 IST

For improving the standard of education in state-run schools in Delhi, the state government has been suggested a panacea in the form of a novel scheme.

Centre for Civil Society (CCS), an NGO working in the education sector, has proposed that the government should distribute vouchers to students ensuring them money and allowing them to get education from any school of their choice, instead of giving grants to schools.

“The intention is to enhance the quality in the public schools. This model, if implemented, would ensure that the parents and students will choose the school. They may opt for a private school also.

The government will pay a specific amount for their education,” said A Prabaharan, Senior Research Associate of CCS. He said the Delhi government was spending about Rs 850 crore per annum for primary education, and about Rs 17,000 per student, annually.

“This money should be given as a voucher with the condition that it can be encashed only if the student takes admission in a particular school. “The government schools will run by the earnings coming from the voucher of the students,” he said.

First Published: Feb 27, 2006 15:09 IST