Introduction to Education Department, Bihar
Education is a fundamental human right.Every child is entitled to it. It is
critical to our development as individuals and as societies, and it helps pave
the way to a successful and productive future. When we ensure that children have
access to a rights-based, quality education that is rooted in gender equality,
we create a ripple effect of opportunity that impacts generations to come.
Education enhances lives. It ends generational cycles of poverty and disease and
provides a foundation for sustainable development. A quality basic education
better equips girls and boys with the knowledge and skills necessary to adopt
healthy lifestyles and take an active role in social, economic and
political decision-making as they transition to adolescence and adulthood.
Educated adults are more likely to have fewer children, to be informed about
appropriate child-rearing practices and to ensure that their children start
school on time and are ready to learn.
In addition, a rights-based approach to education can address some of societies’
deeply rooted inequalities. These inequalities condemn millions of children,
particularly girls, to a life without quality education – and, therefore, to a
life of missed opportunities. State government works tirelessly to ensure that
every child – regardless of gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic background or
circumstances – has access to a quality education. They focus on gender equality
and work towards eliminating disparities of all kinds.