Q.4 You are the Chairman of a Committee, constituted by the government, to suggest measures to improve the quality of education in state-run schools. In view of the increasing dropout rate and the widening gap between students’ learning ability in state-run and private schools, answer the following questions: (a) Examine the role of government in the education sector, especially providing primary and secondary education through state-run schools. (b) Identify the principles and values that would guide your recommendations in this regard. (c) Suggest some ways in which quality of education in state-run schools can be improved. (20 Marks)

Mentor’s Comments- Briefly discuss the issue of increased enrolment in private schools. Discuss the role of the government in the education sector. State the principles & values that should form the core of the recommendations Suggest ways in which quality of education can be improved in state-run schools.