Education for All 2000-2015
New Delhi (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): The Minister for Human Resource Development Mrs. Smriti Zubin Irani released the 2015 Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report (GMR) at an event organized by the Ministry of Human Resource Development in collaboration with the UNESCO on April 9.
The 2015 Global Monitoring Report is based on the theme ‘Education for All 2000-2015 Achievements and Challenges.
Mrs. Irani highlighted the achievements made by India in reducing the Out of School Children and achieving the gender parity at the elementary level thereby contributing to the global progress in the EFA goals. Minister further elaborated the recent measures taken by the government in harnessing technology for extending quality education and using education as a means pillar for nation’s character building.
The panel presentation by the Nobel laureate 2014 Mr. Kailash Satyarthi, Chairperson of the Global March against child labour focused on the issue of the challenge of reaching out to the marginalized children.
The event included a brief video address by the UN Secretary General Mr Ban Ki Moon who called upon the nations to harness the power of education to build a better future for all. The presentation by Mr Aaron Benevot, Director GMR on the key finding of the report while highlighted the unfinished EFA agenda also indicated at the progressive gains made in reducing the Out of School Children, increased enrolment at the primary level and encouraging trends in participation of the girl child.
The release event also included an exhibition put together by the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT) entitled ’Shaping the Future Education Agenda’.