India

Provide toilets and drinking water for every school, orders Supreme Court

AFP, The Economic Times (October 6, 2012)

The emphasis on moving from access to quality is a commonplace argument concerning schools in developing countries. India claims to have achieved close to 100% enrollment of girls and boys in primary schools and is embarking on quality strengthening interventions to retain these students; however, quality is an extremely wide concept in the context of India and in most schools it begins with providing potable water and clean and functional toilets to its students. The Supreme Court of India has recently passed a ruling making it mandatory for public schools to provide this most basic infrastructure over the period of next six months.

For more information:

Indian court orders toilets to be placed in all schools

The Times of India: School Toilets

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