India is going to experience a paradox of nearly 90 million people joining the workforce but most of them will lack requisite skills and the mindset for productive employment according to a report in DNA. India has about 550 million people under the age of 25 years out of which only 11% are enrolled in tertiary institutions compared to the world average of 23%
The actual quantity of schooling that children experience and the quality of teaching they receive are extremely insufficient in Government. A common feature in all government schools is the poor quality of education, with weak infrastructure and inadequate pedagogic attention.
Certain policy measures need to be taken by the government. The basic thrust of government education spending today must surely be to ensure that all children have access to government schools and to raise the quality of education in those schools.