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ERIC Number: ED507353
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
Quest for Quality Enhancement in view of Rashtriya Madhyamic Siksha Abhiyan (RMSA)
Nath, Baiju K.; Valiyattil, Vineesha
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RMSA is a project of Ministry of Human Resources Development of India for strengthening secondary education infrastructure across the country. This scheme will be implemented in a mission mode with a national mission headed by the union minister for HRD and a project approval board headed by secretary of school education and literacy to appraise and approve state plans. This project is an effort to practicalise the vision of universal education of UN millennium development goals. The vision of RMSA is to make good quality education available, accessible and affordable to all young persons in the age group of 14 to 18 years and to ensure universal access of secondary education by 2017 and universal retention by 2020. The goal of RMSA is to provide universal access, quality and equity in secondary education. That is RMSA's goal is to establish a common school system. Inclusive access is envisaged in RMSA by establishing enough number of secondary schools. Qualities of both instructional as well as infrastructural aspects are taken care of. Equity for socially disadvantaged groups, girls and differentially abled groups are included in the programme. Necessary strengthening of resource institutions like NCERT, NEUPA, NIOS, SCERT, SIEMAT, CTEs etc is proposed. 75% of cost during the eleventh plan and 50% of cost in the twelfth plan will be met by the central government. In Kerala during the implementation of RMSA paramount importance will be given to quality enhancement, the question of access to resource materials also needs attention. Lack of a comprehensive policy is the main constraint for quality enhancement of school education in the state. During the implementation of RMSA, the authorities should take necessary steps to ensure the participation of training colleges and university education departments, SCERT, SIEMAT, DIET, and other research centres in education and to research base by publishing studies conducted by DIET, SCERT and other agencies on various aspects of SSA immediately through a website, so that lessons of those studies can be utilized for better implementation of RMSA
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: India