Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources.
5) India has been successful in increasing access to school, but now the focus must shift to quality, assess the statement in the backdrop of ‘learning poverty’ and elaborate. (250 words)
Why this question:
The article discusses World Bank’s efforts to address the issue of learning poverty.
Key demand of the question:
One has to explain the scenario of learning poverty in the country. And need to improve the quality condition of the education system in the country.
Elaborate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
In brief define what learning poverty is.
More than half of all 10-year-olds in low- and middle-income countries cannot read and understand the basic books relevant to their age. This, often termed learning poverty, is a sign of the global learning crisis that stifles the opportunities and aspirations of hundreds of millions of children.
As the largest financier of education in low-and middle-income countries, the World Bank Group is working towards reducing the global level of learning poverty by 50 % by the year 2030.
State the Significance of improved reading ability.
Discuss the associated concerns.
Conclude with way forward.