Regional (M.P & C.G)

MP to Implement Right to Education Act from April 1: Chitnis

School Education Minister Archana Chitnis has said that the Right to Education will implemented in the state from April 1, said media reports.

She said that the state government will be implementing the act (which envisages free and compulsory education to all its children till class 8) from April 1, 2010, reports said.

“To achieve compulsory education we will have to make school education interesting, which is a challenge and for the same we need to have tripartite responsibility of the state, teacher and parents,” she was quoted as saying.

The minister made the remarks while addressing a state-level workshop on the Right to Education.

The workshop, conducted under the joint aegis of the state education department and Unicef at RCVP Noronha Academy of Administration, was aimed at familiarizing the education and other departments with the Act and seeking suggestions from various stakeholders on the draft rules prepared by the state education department.

While, Tania Goldner, chief of Unicef office for Madhya Pradesh said that the Act is a vehicle for change to accelerate progress in the education sector, said reports.

(Based on internet reports)

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