Ranchi: Rajya Sabha MP Parimal Nathwani has urged the State and Union Government to give free education to students up to class XII.
He observed that the education has become costly despite the fact that there are several education programmes like right to education and mass literacy campaigns are running across the country.
It has become an uphill task to expand the ambit of education in far-flung places and remote villages in the absence of inadequate infrastructure. It has become more difficult for the students to pursue studies up to Matriculation and plus two levels, he said.
Parimal Nathwani has sent a letter for providing free education at school level to Prime Minister, Chief Minister of Jharhand and Union Minister of Human Resources Smriti Irani.
Nathwai said that though the government is providing free education up to VIII standard, however, in Jharkhand the number of schools imparting education from secondary to higher secondary level is fewer.
The students living in inaccessible areas could not attend classes regularly, absence of infrastructure like class rooms, dearth of teachers and other facilities had also kept the students out of schools, he said.
Parimal Nathwani observed that unless the entire school education is made free campaigns like Right to Education would not be successful.
He observed that a student after passing out plus two examination could opt for skill development programmes which would help him securing jobs whereas attaining eighth grade education no student could enroll in technical training programmes.
Therefore, education should be made compulsory and free of cost up to standard XII. It will serve the dual purpose of enhancing literacy rate and employability of the youths, Nathwani averred.