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NCPCR lists challenges faced in bringing out-of-school children into mainstream

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Unavailability of learning material in the mother tongue, untrained teachers and absence of specially developed bridge courses are some of the issues faced while bringing out-of-school children into mainstream, the apex rights body said.

In a new report by the in collaboration with (QCI), the child rights body said the aim of the study was to understand the implementation of provision of free and compulsory for out-of school children provided under the Right To Act.

Unavailability of learning material in the mother tongue, untrained teachers and absence of specially developed bridge courses are issues faced while bringing out-of-school children into mainstream, the report pointed out.

The study is based on a field-survey in 104 Non-Residential Special Training Centres (NRSCTCs) and 21 Residential Special Training Centres (RSCTCs) from 22 districts across five States - Punjab, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, and

Another issue pointed out by the report was how many NRSCTCs/RSCTC were either not found or were not functional at the time of the survey.

The report also made some recommendations that include the local authority to establish adequate number of RSCTCs at district or block level to allow children of migratory families to reside, stopping the migration at the source state.

The Special Learning Support Material should be provided in mother tongue of child and the volunteers employed/engaged should be trained and fluent in the mother tongue of the child, another finding of the report said.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 20:31 IST
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