Quality education still a main challenge, says Kailash Satyarthi

New Delhi: Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi has said that quality education is still a challenge in India. Addressing a programme on 'child rights and issues' in New Delhi, Satyarthi said that growth in education should not be confined to numbers.

"The enrollment rate has gone up. The retention rate has also gone up but when it comes to quality and inclusive education, when it comes to equity in education, these are vital challenges. Of course, in India, but also globally, I have been fighting for right to education since many years. But not just for right to education, but for right to quality education with equity and inclusive (ness)," said Satyarthi.

He added that the right to education was key to the development of a country. "Right to education or education is the fundamental right which opens the doors of all rights of human being. Without education you cannot open the door of rest of the rights of life. Whatever rights, in the constitutions, guaranteed in the law, they are not going to be fulfilled without the very fundamental thing, right to education," said Satyarthi.

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