RTE should help provide Quality Education to Children
Zilla panchayat president H.C. Basavarajappa said here on Friday that the Karnataka Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Rules 2010 should help in providing quality education to children.
Inaugurating a meeting of officers to discuss the draft of the RTE at the Zilla Panchayat Hall, organised jointly by the Department of Public Instruction and District Institute of Education and Training (DIET), he said that the RTE should be implemented carefully keeping the pros and the cons in view. Mr. Basavarajappa said that any law should be simple with severe punishment if it was violated.
He said that when children complain against teachers there should be opportunity for teachers to argue in favour of them. The decisions taken should not become unilateral, he added.
Speaking as the chief guest, zilla panchayat Chief Executive Officer A.B. Hemachandra said that the RTE was being implemented in order to provide quality education to children and ensure free primary education up to the age of 14.
He said that the School Development and Management Committees (SDMCs) had to play a significant role in this regard. He said that schools should not deny admissions to children residing in nearby localities and teachers should be trained in institutions like the District Institute of Education and Training (DIET).
Assistant Director of Centre for Technical Education (CTE) of Chitradurga Basavannappa and Deputy Director of Public Instruction (DDPI) S.L. Chavan spoke. DIET principal G.P. Chandramma and officers of the Education Department and representatives of various organizations were present at the meeting.