12 January 2017

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan As SSA

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is an universalize elementary education by community ownership of the school system. It is in response to the demand of quality basic education. It is in response to the demand for quality basic education all over the country.

What is Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan?

The SSA programme is also an attempt to provide an opportunity for improving human capabilities to all children, through provision of community owned quality education in a mission mode. It is a result of National Policy on Education 1986 (NPE). It started in 2000.

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan As SSA
  • It’s a programme with a clear time frame for universal elementary education.
  • A response to the demand for quality basic education all over the country.
  • An effort at effectively involving the Panchayat Raj Institution. School Management Committees, Village and Urban Slum
The programme seeks to open new schools in those places which do not have schooling facilities and strengthen existing school infrastructure through provision of additional class rooms, toilets, drinking water, maintenance grant and school improvement grants.

Aims and Objectives of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan 

  • All children complete five years of primary schooling by 2007.
  • All children complete eight years of schooling by 2010.
  • Focus on elementary education of satisfactory quality with emphasis on education for life.
  • Bridge all gender and social category gaps at primary stage by 2007 and at elementary education level by 2010.
  • Universal retention by 2010.


Strategies Central to Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

  1. Sustainable Financing
  2. Community Ownership
  3. Institutional Capacity Building
  4. Improving mainstream Educational Administration
  5. Community based monitoring with full Transparency
  6. Habitation as a unit of planning
  7. Accountability to Community
  8. Education of Girls
  9. Focus on Special Groups
  10. Pre Project Phase
  11. Thrust on Quality
  12. Role of Teachers
  13. District Elementary Education Plan

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