The important objective of SSA and the subsequent RTE act is Universalization of Elementary Education (UEE) viz. The European Age of Empires saw European concepts of education in philosophy, religion, arts and sciences spread out across the globe. Secondary education has a longer history in Europe, exactly where grammar schools or academies date from as early as the 16th century, in the type of public schools , fee-paying schools , or charitable educational foundations, which themselves date even further back.