ICT–Enabled Rural Education in India

Right to Education is the primary right of every citizen of India. According to the Article 45 of Indian Constitution the basic elementary education must be provided to all the children up to the age of fourteen years. Even after 64 years of independence some States in India are still struggling to achieve Universal enrolment, retention and quality education. Schools in rural areas are promoted to raise the level of education and literacy in rural India. The main aim of running these types of schools in India is to increase the rate of literacy in rural areas. More than 40 percent of India’s population is illiterate and cannot read or write. Schools in rural areas are inadequate and often equivalent to being non-existent. Thus, government’s initiatives to set up schools in rural areas came into picture. According to Just Indian Schools the conditions of rural education in India, is improving steadily. The fee structure in these schools is very low so that every child can study and afford it.

Niraj Kumar Roy
© International Journal of Information and Education Technology, 2012