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The Right To Education

The landmark passing of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act 2009 marks a historic moment for the children of India.  For the first time in India’s history, children will be guaranteed their right to quality elementary education by the state with the help of families and communities.

Few countries in the world have such a national provision to ensure child-centered, child-friendly education to help all children develop to their fullest potential. There were an estimated eight million six to 14 year-olds in India out-of-school in 2009. The world cannot reach its goal to have every child complete primary school by 2015 without India.

The Right to Education: Frequently Asked Questions

The Right to Education: Fact Sheet   

Press Release: UNESCO, ILO and UNICEF Welcome The Right To Education Act 

The Right To Education Act 2009



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