In a move to universalize secondary education, government of India has initiated a programme along the lines of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.
The new programme that goes by the name Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan will work to make secondary education available, accessible and affordable to the students in the age group 15 and 16 years.
The Union HRD minister, Bandhu Tirkey has called upon CBSE, ICSE, Navodayas and government aided schools to send their details by July 20. As per the order, the head of the institutions i.e., Principals will have to send details including the foundation of the school, teaching capacity, school infrastructure, students’ performance, staff members, administrative officers, furniture and results.
Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan is said to focus on imparting equality among the students throughout the country. Some comprehensive arrangements have been made under 11th five-year plan. The objectives of the detailed programme have been estimated to be completed by 2020.