International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 6, Part E (2018)
An inquiry into the education system of Meghalaya: A comparative analysis
Brave Well Mawthoh and Joyti Mary Rani
This paper attempts to analyze the education system in Meghalaya and it is based on secondary data from different sources. This paper analyses the dropout rates, literacy rates, GER, GPI, student-teacher ratio, availability of different infrastructure and facilities in schools such as toilets, drinking water etc., enrolment and number of schools, colleges and universities in Meghalaya. Education is of prime importance for the all-round development of an individual. Education enhances the soft skills, analytical skills and cognitive abilities of the people. It empowered the people to use available information and utilize their acquired knowledge and skills to increase their productivity. The government has played a major role in providing education to the masses. The Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 declared that every child of the age of 6 to 14 years shall have a right to free and compulsory education in a neighborhood school till the completion of elementary education. In order to ensure that every child gets primary education, the Government of India has introduced several programs like District Primary Education Programme (DPEP), Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and Mid-day Meal scheme. The achievement in terms of education has immensely increased over the years no doubt. The number of enrolment at the primary, upper primary, secondary and higher education level has also increased over the years. A large number of students now are having access to education as compared to earlier years. This is the result of several programs that have been introduced by the government for providing education. However, the success of these programs is limited by leakages and loopholes in the implementation process. There is rampant corruption in the education system in India.
How to cite this article:
Brave Well Mawthoh and Joyti Mary Rani. An inquiry into the education system of Meghalaya: A comparative analysis. International Journal of Applied Research. 2018; 4(6): 329-339.