Bangalore, December 20, 2012, DHNS: The High Court, on Friday, asked the State government to focus on children belonging to weaker sections of society so that they do not choose the wrong path when they grow up.
The court observed that the government should put forth incentive schemes available to bring the dropouts back to school and educate them.
The bench observed that there are various schemes available to SC/STs, minorities and other backward classes of society which must be used to impel the parents of these dropped out children to send them back to school. The government should make education more attractive by providing comfortable environment to children so that they stay in the school and learn. A division bench comprising Chief Justice D H Waghela and Justice S N Satyanarayana pulled up the State government stating that they have misunderstood the priority of the court in taking up a suo motu PIL on drop out children.
The bench observed that at the high power committee meeting that was held recently, State government had discussed about training teachers and improving infrastructure, whereas the priority should have been to frame procedures on how these different incentive schemes can be used to bring back those children who had dropped out of school due to various reasons.
The government counsel submitted a memo about the high power committee meeting that was held on December 18 headed by the Chief Secretary to the government.
The report stated that economic constraints of family and migration were the main reasons why children were not attending schools and had dropped out.
The report spoke of the survey conducted to find out the number of children who are out of school and various measures to improve the quality of education imparted to the children.