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Shortage of 6 lakh teachers in the country: Pallam Raju

There is a shortage of six lakh teachers in the country and initiatives are being taken to fill the gap as the focus is to provide quality education, Union human resource development minister 
MM Pallam Raju on Saturday said.

‘We have made strides with regard to infrastructure development, teacher recruitment as well as enrolments including that of girls and minority boys in school but need to focus more on quality education,’ Raju said.

Initiatives are being taken to fill the gap as the focus is to provide quality education in the country, he told reporters.

Asked about the reports of violation of Right to Education Act, the minister said the act will be effectively implemented. ‘We have made progress in infrastructure development, students enrolment as well as quality education since the RTE was implemented,’ he said.

Higher education must pay more attention to helping students understand how to lead ethical and fulfilling lives, he added.
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