Gender Gap In Education Essay

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According to Prof R. Govinda and Dr. Madhumita Bandyopadhyay, India accounts for around 30% of the world’s illiterate population and out of this figure 70% are women. There are a large number of children not benefited from school education. There is gender gap in the education. There are several issues such as dropouts, repetition of classes and absenteeism of children especially in rural and other undeveloped area of the country. Therefore the author emphasis that the policy maker should improve the functioning of school and enhance their outcome rather than prior only on enrolment.
Under the EFA (Education for All) Global Monitoring Report, India has been placed among one of 30 countries that are likely to miss all or some of the 2015 EFA
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This makes elementary education an unattractive option for the poor as livelihood struggles take primacy over education. According to the article, drastic action must be taken to tackle child labor issue, solving the imparities of gender gap in education, improving child participation in schools as this can increase the number of children going to school in order to increase the literacy rate in India. The author also suggests that government of India can transfers the management of schools to NGOs and other non-state actors as this can give more freedom for the government to make policy and control the implementation of the policy regarding improving education in…show more content…
This is because in Malaysia the implementation of education is much more fair and transparent. Under the Education Act 1996, primary education is compulsory and parents or guardian can be fined and even jailed if fail to do so. However in India where primary education is also free and make compulsory but the enforcement is difficult due to social conditions and economic gap. Education is unattractive to the poor in India but in Malaysia, the government provides aid to the poor such as SKIM Pinjaman Buku Teks, allowance given to poor student family to encourage them to go to school. This is because Malaysia’s government emphasis on education very much as education can provide skillful labor for the country’s development.
Besides, In Malaysia, there doesn’t have the problem of gender disparities in education. This is because every boy and girl of the age 7 to 12 is required to receive primary education whether for public sector or private sector. Therefore there isn’t any gender disparity in receiving primary education as in India where is overpopulated and family rather send boy to school than girl as they believe boy will be the family supporter in the future. This caused illiteracy rate among women is much higher than man in India. We, Malaysian is so lucky as parents doesn’t have such
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