What is the role of ‘Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan’ in achieving the goal of universalisation

What is the role of ‘Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan’ in achieving the goal of universalisation of elementary education?

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Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan is an Indian Government Programme aimed at universalisation of elementary education in a 'time bound manner’. It makes education free and compulsory to children of 6-14 years as a Fundamental Right, by the 86th Amendment of Indian Constitution. The role of 'Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan’ in achieving the goal of universalisation of elementary education are :

  1. As a result of government policy, primary education expanded to over five lakh villages. But this huge expansion of schools often can not provide quality education as there are high dropout rates.

  2. In order to provide elementary education to all children in the age group of 6-14 years by 2010, the government has started 'Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.’

  3. It is a time-bound initiative of the Central Government in partnership with the states, the local government and the community for achieving the goal of universalisation of elementary education.

  4. By introducing bridge courses and back to school camps, the government tried to increase the enrolment in elementary education.

  5. Mid-day Meal Scheme has been implemented to encourage attendance and retention of children and improve their nutritional status.

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