Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Amend education Act, say teachers

PATHANAMTHITTA: A confederation of 11 teachers associations has asked the Union government to permit the State to make necessary amendments to the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act-2009 to bring it in conformity with the prevailing system in Kerala.

Addressing a pr�ss conference here on Wednesday, confederation leaders G. Mohanachandran (KSTA), Susheelkumar (AKSTU), R. Kailash (KPPHA) and Jose Mathew (KPSHA), said the public as well as the teaching community were apprehensive about the �problems in store for this highly literate States education sector if the Act was implemented in its present form.

They said the Central legislation making education a fundamental right of every child between the age of six and 14 years was indeed a progressive step. However, it should be noted that Kerala has already been providing education up to Class XII free for all since the past several years and the States education system was comparable to that in developed countries, they added.

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