Year: 2021 | Month: August | Volume 12 | Issue 2

Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan in Punjab: Problems and Suggestions

Shikha Sharma
DOI:10.30954/2230-7311.2.2021.10

Abstract:

Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) is a scheme sponsored by central government of India in order to provide quality and secondary education. The scheme was launched by Government of India in 2009. The Scheme mainly aims at enhancing access to Secondary education and to improve its quality. It aims to augment the enrolment rate to 90% at secondary and 75% at the higher secondary stage, by providing a secondary school within reasonable distance of every home. The Scheme also focuses on removing barriers of gender, socio-economic and disability in order to provide universal access to secondary education in all secondary educational institutions. The present study intends to examine the problems and issues of RMSA in Punjab. In the present study, various guidelines of Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) has been studied to know the status of the scheme and how far it has been successfully implemented secondary schools in the state of Punjab. It has been found that many infrastructure facilities were not available for both students and teachers in the secondary schools of Punjab. The scheme aims to provide value education to the children belonging to rural areas by setting up of Model Schools as a standard of excellence at block level at the rate of one school per block. The objectives of the scheme are: (1) To have at least one senior secondary school of good quality in every block. (2) To have a progressive role for increasing quality of secondary education. (3) To suggest new innovative in curriculum and teaching process. (4) To be a model in infrastructure, curriculum, evaluation, and school governance.





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