Date: Tue, 2011-06-21
Meghalaya would become one of the few States in India to honour a Constitutional mandate and make free compulsory education a fundamental right for school children.
The State Government came one step closer towards achieving its aim of implementing the Right To Education (RTE) Act, 2009 after the Cabinet approved the rules today.Source: http://www.assamtribune.com/scripts/detailsnew.asp?id=jun2211/oth06
Date: Mon, 2010-12-27
Shillong, Dec. 27: The Meghalaya government has recently decided to construct an additional 1,000 classrooms even as it is preparing for the implementation of the Right to Education Act.
The aim is to boost education in the rural belt.
Speaking to this correspondent, education minister Ampareen Lyngdoh said: “Come next year and we will be given sanction for the construction of 1,000 additional classrooms in government schools under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.”Source: http://www.telegraphindia.com/1101228/jsp/northeast/story_13357644.jsp
The rate of secondary school drop-outs at West Garohills in Meghalaya, remains high.
Through her video today, Aleya investigates the high-school drop out phenomenon in her village schools, set against the backdrop of the 2009 Right to Education Act which provides free and compulsory education for children from 6 to 14 years. She tells the story of Usmaan, a 14-year-old boy who dropped out after Class 7 because his parents could not afford to pay his secondary school fees.