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4) Despite swift improvements in literacy levels, quality of education and learning outcomes have not improved significantly. In the light of above statement, critically analyse the key proposals of SSA-2 project? What are the various impediments faced by govt and other stakeholders, in improving the quality of education. Discuss.

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Topic: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources

4) Despite swift improvements in literacy levels, quality of education and learning outcomes have not improved significantly. In the light of above statement, critically analyse the key proposals of SSA-2 project? What are the various impediments faced by govt and other stakeholders, in improving the quality of education. Discuss. (250 Words)

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Why this question:

Poor education outcomes have become a serious issue plaguing lower education in India. SSA project (proposals) was recently released with an aim to improve quality of education. It is hence an important topic of GS-2 and comes under the following headings.

Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources

Key demand of the question

The question demands a thorough analysis of the SSA-2 project, and also explain why after so much efforts quality of education has not improved. You should briefly mention the different stakeholders and then discuss the issues involved in improving the quality of education.

Directive word:

Critically analyse- The SSA-2 project is to be subjected to a detailed analysis, wherein points favouring and against the given project are to be discussed.

Discuss- enlist and briefly explain the reason behind the impediments faced by govt and other stakeholders in improving the quality of education in India.

Structure of the answer-

In the introduction quote figures and figures from studies/ reports like ASER, about quality of education in India.

Divide the body into 2 parts. In one part highlight the key proposals of the SSA-2 project and write points in favour of and against these proposals.

In second part, briefly discuss the impediments faced by the government and other stakeholders in improving the quality of education in India.

In the conclusion part, briefly mention ways/solutions which can be deployed to improvise the SSA-project.