EVEN AS the government has been announcing huge investments in the education sector, the latest World Bank report on secondary education in India is hardly flattering.
While there has been adequate focus on primary education, the report states, secondary education hardly gets the attention it deserves and remains highly inequitable across states. Evidence from around the world suggests secondary education is critical in breaking the inter-generational transmission of poverty and enables youth to break out of the poverty trap.
Fortunately, the government’s new ambitious schemes for secondary education will, over the next 10 years, provide young people with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the 21st century and help India catch up with other countries.
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