A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Supreme Court (SC) demanding the implementation of uniform education for all students in India. The PIL suggests common syllabus and curriculum and one nation one education for all the students.
The PIL sought directions to consider the merger of Indian Certificate of Secondary Education, ICSE Board and the Central Board of Secondary Education, CBSE Board to one board one nation.
The plea propagates Article 21A – free and compulsory education by implementing a uniform education system inclusive of a common syllabus and common curriculum. The syllabus needs to be same for all the educational institutes be it public, private, government-aided or non aided.
“Children may not be able to exercise their fundamental right under Article 21A unless the Centre and the states provide value-based uniform education,” the plea read.
At present every board has its own syllabus so the prevailing system doesn’t provide equal opportunity to all students, as per the plea.
One more thing that came out for common notice was that even though the students were taking advantage of the right to education.