Govt school enrolments lower in 8 states compared to pre-pandemic period

What is the News?

The 16th Annual Status of Education Report(ASER) was recently released by Pratham Education Foundation.

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What is the major finding of the report?

There was an increase in enrolment in Government Schools. Around 70.3% of children in India enrolled in government schools in 2021. This is up from 65.8% in 2020 and 64.3% in 2018.

However, not all states have shown an increase in enrollment in Government schools.

Eight of the 25 states surveyed have in fact witnessed a decline in government enrolments. Among these, North-eastern states have led the charge in recording a decline in enrollment in Government schools.

On the other hand, the increase in government school enrolment was largely driven by large northern States like Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana, and southern States like Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh.

Source: This post is based on the articleGovt school enrolments lower in 8 states compared to pre-pandemic periodpublished by Business Standard on 20th Nov 2021.

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