A Petition has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a common education system, i.e. common syllabus and common curriculum for all children aged 6 to 14 years.
The Petition, filed by Ms. Neeta Upadhyay who herself is an Assistant Teacher at a Primary School in Ghaziabad, contends that the current education system does not provide equal opportunity to all, defying the spirit of Article 16 and the Preamble of of the Constitution of India.
“In expounding the Constitution to meet the requirements of Articles 21A read with Articles 14, 15, 16, 38(2), 39(f), 46 & 51A, measures such as a common education system viz. common syllabus and common curriculum is a necessity. It would enable ever every child to be placed on a level playing field for the challenges of the future and meaningfully contribute in achieving the great golden goals as set out in the Preamble,” it submits.