Bhopal: Right to Education was made a fundamental right to raise the level of education system in the country, but the poor condition of government schools in Madhya Pradesh reflects a different picture.

Lack of proper education system, drinking and lavatory facilities, unavailability of qualified teachers and increase in drop-out rates of students are some of the major issues affecting education system in the state.

Only 7percent of the government schools in the state are equipped with proper facilities. Adding to the woes, 46 percent of the schools do not have toilet and drinking facilities.

Hinting at the high drop-out rates, 30 percent of eighth-standard students have opted to quit schools. Presence of girls in the schools is also depressing.

The Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was earlier informed about these loopholes.

No, the state government has geared up to provide basic facilities in the government schools by 2013.

The government plans to ensure compulsory admission, compulsory presence of the students, making primary education compulsory for every child, improving infrastructure of schools, providing toilet and drinking facilities and availability of qualified teachers for the government school.

JPN/Bureau