After the Goa Headmasters Association objected to the “no detention” policy, it is now the turn of the Goa School Managements Association (GSMA) to object to the phased implementation of the Right to Education Act without laying down proper guidelines.
Speaking to media persons, GSMA President Vinayak Naik slammed the Education Department for its failure to consult experts or school managements before implementing the Act in a phased manner.
While admitting that prima facie the “no detention” principle sounds fine, he said the manner in which it is imposed is not good.
He revealed that the government failed to respond to a letter written by the association in the first week of April to the Chief Minister and Education Minister regarding the implementation of RTE Act.
While conceding that attraction to English could be one reason for the dropping enrollment in Government Primary Schools, Naik however said that dropping standards of education and lack of infrastructure at the schools, were other important reasons.