Primary education in India is the first and most important stage of formal education. It includes the age group of children between 6-10 years studying in class from 1st to 5th.
Primary education is the initial level of education that starts from class 1 and is designed to provide general education, that includes Fundamental skills in reading, writing, and mathematics to establish a solid foundation for learning.
Why Primary Education is Important for every child in India!
# To Maintain a Good literacy rate in India
According to a World Bank Report, only 44 percent of Indian children complete their standard 10th studies, with a lot of them dropping out of school before finishing their primary level education. If not addressed, this drop-out rate will escalate the rate of illiteracy in the future.
The literacy rate of India is already very low compared to other developing countries like China, Sri Lanka, and Kenya. The literacy (the ability to read and write) rate has a massive impact on a nation to boost their economy. So Primary education can help to maintain a good literacy rate.
# It can help to remove Poverty in India
Poverty and illiteracy are closely linked, and with the second largest population in the world, India is home to one-third of all world poverty.
While 22% of Indians fall below the poverty line, it has been estimated that more than half of the nation’s population lacks even basic literacy skills.
Good Primary Education will not only develop soft skills, Understanding, language ability, creativity but also form the foundation for higher education. Thus Primary Education can be a foundation to better higher education. and good education and skills bring employment.
# Primary School is an easily accessible place
You might already be aware of Pre-primary education, but most of the parents are not fully aware of it.
let me briefly describe Pre-primary education in few words,
Pre- means before. Pre-primary education comes before Primary Education in India.
Pre-Primary education is another stage of today’s education system that consists of children between 3-5 years old studying in Nursery, LKG (lower kindergarten), and UKG (upper kindergarten). At this stage, a student is given knowledge about school life and is taught to read and write some basic words.
Pre-primary education is not always the first choice of parents. Most parents prefer to send their children to primary school.
Some parents teach their kids themself
Some failed to find Good Pre Schools nearby them
So ultimately Primary School becomes an easily accessible place for most of the parents in India.
India since independence has always focused to provide education and made it a free and compulsory Right to Education for all children of the age 6 to 14 years.
You can also understand the importance of primary education in India by the statistic accounting report India owns 1.5 million educational institutions as of 2016, and about 840 thousand recognized schools provided education for primary level.
Yes, the quality of education can be debatable but governments are trying their best.
The fact is the government alone can’t provide quality primary education to this number of 128,316,790 children age between 5-9.
For making the mission(Right to Education) successful NGOs come into the picture and playing their role effectively You must check these Top 10 NGOs working for Education in India.