Supreme Court judge, Justice Uday Umesh Lalit has said on Sunday that the standard of education in government schools in Uttar Pradesh is not keeping at par.
Expressing his concerns in the situation he said: “I do not think that the government is not capable of imparting quality education in the government schools.
“Best professional institutions like AIIMS, IIT, NIT, National Law School, Indian Institute of Management and also institutions on architecture are in the public sector in India. All these public sector professional institutions are the frontrunners in the country.”
Citing the case of Bihar, after Right to Education Act, the enrolment of female students in elementary and secondary education had risen up to 50 percent from 36 percent.
“Due to the spread of education in Bihar, the marriageable age of girls has risen. The total fertility rate in Bihar was 4.2 per woman and now it is 3.2 against the national average of 2.3 per woman.
“Spread of education is reflected in the girls’ lives. No person should be deprived of education. Darkness of education must be eradicated, quality of education must be provided to every child as they are the future of the nation,” the Supreme Court judge said.