Sarva Sikshya Abhiyan

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) is a programme for Universal Elementary Education. This 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 response to the demand for quality basic education all over the country.

Main feature of SSA:

  1. Programme with a clear time frame for universal elementary education
  2. A response to the demand for quality basic education all over the country.
  3. An opportunity for promoting social justice through basic.
  4. A expression of political will for universal elementary education across the country.
  5. A partnership between the central, state and the local government.
  6. An opportunity for states to develop their own vision of elementary education.
  7. An effort at effective involving the Panchyati Raj Institutions, school management Committees, village and urban slum level Education Committees, parent’s Teachers’ Associations, Mother-Teacher Associations, Tribal Autonomous councils and other grassroots level structures in the management of elementary schools.

Aims of SSA:

  1. To provide useful and elementary education for all children in the 6-14 age group.
  2. To bridge social, regional and gender gaps with the active participation of community in the management of schools.
  3. To allow children to learn about and master their natural environment in order to develop their potential both spiritually and materially.
  4. To inculcate value-based learning this allows children an opportunity to work for each other’s well being rather than to permit mere selfish pursuits.
  5. To realize the importance of Early Childhood Care and education and looks at the 0-14 age as a continuum.

Objectives of SSA:

  1. All children in school. Education Guarantee Centre, Alternate School, ‘Back-to-School’ camp.
  2. All children complete five years of primary schooling.
  3. All children complete of elementary schooling.
  4. Focus on elementary education of satisfactory quality with emphasis on education for life.
  5. Bridge all gender and social category gaps at primary stage and at elementary education level.
  6. Universal retention.