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Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) 2.0 has been revamped by aligning it with the Sustainable Development Goal for Education (SDG-4) and the recommendations of NEP which will focus on quality education in an equitable environment. Discuss.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

3. Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) 2.0 has been revamped by aligning it with the Sustainable Development Goal for Education (SDG-4) and the recommendations of NEP which will focus on quality education in an equitable environment. Discuss. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Indian Expressvikaspedia.in

Why the question:

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, has given its approval for continuation of the revised Samagra Shiksha Scheme for a period of five years i.e., from 2021-22 to 2025-26.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about SSA and how it aligns with SDG-4 and the NEP in order to improve the quality and accessibility of education in India.

Directive word: 

Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you must debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You must give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin the answer by writing about SSA, its aims and objectives.

Body:

Next, write about the major features and interventions of the scheme.

Link the features of the scheme with treating school education as a continuum and is in accordance with targets Sustainable Development Goal for Education (SDG-4), convergence for the implementation of the RTE Act as well as recommendations of NEP 2020 to ensure that all children have access to quality education with an equitable and inclusive classroom environment.

Conclusion:

Suggest a way forward to make the SSA 2.0 a resounding success.