Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is a major program for the timely application of the Flagship of Elementary Education (UEE) of the Government of India, as compulsory by the 86th Amendment to the Constitution of India so that 6-14 children are free and Compulsory education can be given. SSA is being implemented in partnership with state governments to cover the entire country and meet the needs of 192 million children in 1.1 million habitations.
The program tries to open new schools in those slums, which do not have school education facilities and strengthen the existing school infrastructure through the provision of additional class rooms, toilets, drinking water, maintenance grant and school improvement grants. Existing teachers with inadequate faculty strength are provided with additional teachers, while granting the capacity of existing teachers to develop comprehensive training, teaching-learning materials and to strengthen the academic support structure at a cluster, block and district level. For being strong.
What is Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan?
SSA has been running from 2000-2001 to provide various types of interventions for universal access and retention to improve the quality of gender and social class in Sarva education and improve the quality of learning. With the passage of the RTE Act, changes in SSA approach, strategies and norms have been included.
Purpose of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
- Provide quality education and better learning results to school students.
- Promote minimum educational standards in school education and promote professionalization of education.
- To support the states for the free and compulsory education up to the age of 14 years, the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009.
- Upgradation of State Education Institute (SCERT) / DIET for teacher training.
SSA Key Features
- Holistic approach to education
- Administrative reform
- Growth in education grants
- Special emphasis on quality of education
- Digital education
- Strengthening of Schools
- Focus on girl child education / inclusion / skill development
- Regional balance and emphasis on sports and physical education