Secondary education in West Bengal: Prospects and Challenges
Tarak Nath Bhunia
Secondary education serves as a link between the elementary and higher education, and plays a very important role in this respect. This stage of education serves to move on higher secondary stage as well as to provide generic competencies that cut across various domains of knowledge as well as skills. It is upper primary and secondary level of education that is now in the focus. Over time, secondary schooling facilities improved to a significant level but still there are a few areas of concern like Schooling facilities to a large number of habitations were not available. Universalisation of Secondary Education gives opportunity, to move towards equity. The concept of ‘common school’ will be encouraged. If these values are to be established in the system, all types of schools, including unaided private schools will also contribute towards Universalisation of Secondary Education by ensuring adequate enrolments for the children from under privileged society and the children Below Poverty Line families. This paper also study Total Enrolment in the place of rural and urban areas, boys and girls Enrolment, GPI, GER, NER, Dropout rate among some years and some different issues for Enrolment of secondary education in West Bengal.