Directorate of Primary Education

Primary Education:

Elementary Education comprising, primary and upper primary forms the foundation of the education pyramid to strengthen this foundation and to achieve the goal of universal access to quality education for all. The 86th Constitutional Amendment Act 2002 made education a Fundamental Right for children in the age group of 6-14 years by providing that "the State shall provide free and compulsory education to all children of the age of six to fourteen years. The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009 became operative on 1st April, 2010. Further, to enhance enrollment, retention and attendance and simultaneously improving nutritional levels among children, the major intervention includes ‘National Programme of Mid-Day Meal (MDM) in Schools’.

Samagra Shiksha:

At the same time, the Samagra Shiksha is being implemented to achieve the goals of universal access and retention, bridging of gender and social gaps in enrolment levels and enhancement of learning levels of all children, through provision of community-owned quality education in a mission mode. Setting up of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya, Jharkhand Avasiy Balika Vidyalaya and Residential schools in the block itself to promote girls education..

  • Every child in 3-6 year age group is provided inclusive and equitable quality pre-school education
  • Every child in 6-10 year age group is provided inclusive and equitable quality primary education

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Adult Education:

For promoting Adult and Adolescent Education particularly female literacy, Sakshar Bharat is being implemented. This Mission has four broad objectives, namely :

  • impart functional literacy and numeracy to non-literate and non-numerate adults.
  • enable the neo-literate adults to continue their learning beyond basic literacy and acquire equivalency to formal educational system.
  • impart non and neo-literates relevant skill development programmes to improve their earning and living conditions
  • promote a learning society by providing opportunities to neo-literate adults for continuing education.