Importance Of Right To Education

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Education is the most important thing in a man’s life, it has an effect on the mind, it changes the character, makes sense of life. The right to education is an inherent right. It is the right which deals with the right to know and right to change their life and life style. An uneducated individual cannot become vigilant about his interests. This means the failure of democracy, for the people who are ultimate masters will not be able to exercise their franchise intelligently or perform their other civic duties satisfactorily. It only means provision for that type of education which should give an equal opportunity to all citizens in that branch of knowledge for which they have an aptitude. Then, there should be a compulsory minimum level of education below which no one may fall, if he is to conform to the standard of a good citizen. Every citizen should have at least as much education as may enable him to weigh, judge, choose, and decide for himself. Directive Principles The right to education, before being part of the fundamental rights was a part of the Directive Principles under Article 45 which required the State to endeavour to provide, within a period of ten years from the commencement of the Constitution, free and compulsory education for all children till the age of 14 years. Article 45 extended to the stage of education until the child reached the age of 14 years and was not merely restricted to primary education. Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles are
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