New Delhi: Despite the implementation of Right to Education Act (RTE) two years ago providing free education to children in the age group of 6 to 14 years, the governments are still facing tough challenges due to lack of adequate funds and resources.

As per the new ruling of Supreme Court, unaided private schools are required to reserve 25 percent seats to children belonging to economically weaker section. Irked over the SC decision, the private schools are gearing up to file review petition in this regard.

As per the RTE Act, one teacher is required for 30 students, but despite its implementation, single teacher is discharging his/her duty in each of the 9 percent schools in the country.

The RTE provides for able and trained teachers in the schools, but 20 percent teachers did not fulfill the required criteria. Similarly, there should be 30 children in primary class, but the number is 37.

Despite the provision of ramp in the schools, 50 percent schools lack the facility. Moreover, 7 percent schools have no drinking water facility.

Despite all out efforts, the schools are facing problem of dropout. There is urgent need of 5.25 lakh teachers to meet the criteria laid in the RTE.

Meanwhile out of the total working primary teachers, 7.74 lakh are untrained. The 5.23 lakh posts of school teachers at the elementary level are lying vacant. 16 percent schools have no sanitation facility.