ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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EDUCATION-Calcutta s Primary Schools

IN the year 1882 the Hunter Commission on education recommended that primary education must be extended to every corner of the country and even to the remotest backward areas "inhabited by aboriginal races" by the Education Department itself or by giving grants-in-aid to those who are willing to set mp and maintain schools. Since then several decades have passed but not only axe the remote areas "inhabited by aboriginal races" still without anything like the facilities envisaged by the Hunter Commission, but even the rural areas in the immediate environs of the metropolitan cities are far from enjoying the scale of educational facilities advocated by the Commission. In Calcutta, the question of quality aside, no facilities of any kind exist for the education of 30 per cent of the children between the ages of 6 and 11. And the condition of the primary schools that are there in the city is shameful.

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