Violations of the RTE Act in Bihar

The government middle school in Garahi village has 454 students but only 7 teachers. A direct violation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act, which mandates a student teacher ratio of 30:1, is, however, not the only problem at this school. Community Correspondent Indu Devi reports on the violations of the RTE Act from Begusarai district of Bihar.

CALL TO ACTION: Call the Block Officer of Nawkothi Block, on +91-9430168225, and demand that immediate action be taken to bring this school into compliance with the RTE Act.

Education is an essential tool for empowering a community and the government’s efforts to make education a fundamental right of every child acknowledge that. However, availability of the basic facilities in these schools remains a persistent problem. In Garhi village, as Indu Devi reports, the school doesn’t have a teacher assigned for mentally or physically challenged students. To make matters worse, the students have no access to sanitary toilets and drinking water.

About the Partnership: The Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Programme and Video Volunteers have come together to create the Community Correspondents Network. The videos generated by the network will be able to highlight voices from the margins, providing skills to social communicators to provide advocacy tools to community based organisations.

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