UNICEF - Photo Story by Kristian Bertel
Photos by Kristian Bertel - With more than 740.000 schools India operates the biggest education system in the world. Literacy rates have increased within the last decades, up to 65 per cent in 2001. However, since local boards are in control of education, there are big differences in quality of education in India. The present day education system in India has come a long way and the age old traditions have undergone a makeover to produce an education system that is evolving every single day.
Initiatives like the Right to Education Act have provided an impetus to growth and progress by laying special emphasis on elementary education in India. Combined with policy changes like making child labour illegal the being government is working ensure that the seeds of education are planted in both the rural and less privileged sub-urban areas of the country though there are a number of pressing challenges at hand that hamper the proliferation.
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