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Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

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An Environmental Assessment

Technical Support Group Educational Consultants India Ltd, New Delhi.

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is the flagship programme of Government of India to achieve Universal Elementary Education (UEE) in the country in a mission mode. With an outlay of Rs.980 billion, SSA covers 193 million children, 3.3 million teachers and nearly 1 million schools and alternative schools spread over 1.1 million habitations in 28 States and 7 Union Territories. The largest programme of its kind in the world, SSA is an integrated, comprehensive scheme in partnership with State Governments, Local Self Governments, the community and the civil society. SSA is an effort to universalize elementary education by community ownership of the school system. It emphasizes on the active involvement of local self governments and grassroot level structures like Village Education Committee, Parent-Teacher Association, Mother-Teacher Association etc. Goals Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan aims to provide useful and relevant elementary education for all children in the 6 to 14 age group (grade I to VIII) by 2010. The objectives of SSA are; All children in school, education guarantee centre, alternative school & back to school camp by 2003 All children to complete five years of primary education by 2007 All children complete eight years of elementary education by 2010 Focus on elementary education of satisfactory quality with emphasis on education for life Bridge all gender and social category gaps at primary stage by 2007 and at elementary education stage by 2010 and Universal retention by 2010 Broad strategies The broad strategies of SSA are;: Institutional reforms in the states to improve efficiency of the delivery system Sustainable financing in partnership with the states (9th Plan - 85:15, 10th Plan -75:25, 50:50 thereafter) Community ownership of school based interventions through effective decentralization. Institutional capacity...


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