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COVID-19 Lockdown Lessons and the Need to Reconsider Draft New Education Policy

The extent of impact of the lockdown on schools, community and children is very high. India has 1.4 million schools, 2.01 million children enrolled in government schools from Standard 1-8 and an additional 3.8 million children enrolled in Standard 9-10


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According to the Udise report on school education in India, 2016-2017. Approximately 29% of India’s population are children, and 19.29 % is in the age group of 6-14 years. This group is legally entitled to education under the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009.

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