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SIPRI s Contribution

To this have to be added the failure of planning and the distorted priorities in investment which neglected expansion of mass consumption goods and ignored the necessity for public distribution of essential consumer goods. According to Naik, the failures in education were not only those of the political and economic framework, however; wrong priori- lies and a total preoccupation with monetary allocations as opposed to human inputs were also to blame, Adult education received scant emphasis and lull-time formal schooling with "single- point entry", as he' puts it, reduced the effectiveness of investment in elementary education. According to Naik: 'The main educational success of the post- Independence period lies in the fields of education in agriculture, medicine, science and technology. It is also necessary to point out that the beneficiaries of these programmes have mostly been the classes in power and this is probably the main reason why they received priority and careful attention both in policy-formation and implementation," The blame is laid sqarely on the policymakers. This is in refreshing contrast to those educationists who think that all that is needed to bring about reforms are more resources and the requisite "will" on the part of teachers.

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