Sustainable Development Goal 4 aims at ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all, according to the UN. The goal is to provide complete free primary and secondary schooling to all boys and girls by 2030.
Besides free universal education as a right, other important issues include affordable vocational training, elimination of gender and wealth disparities and achievement of universal access to a quality higher education.
In India and other South Asian countries, a major focus area is quality of education. Building the skills of teachers is definitely an important step. More however needs to be done in terms of ensuring suitability and addressing the needs of the pedagogy methods/approaches that are relevant and appropriate to the background needs and context of the students and their career aspirations. For instance, the approach adopted to students in city may not be appropriate to rural and tribal students.