Survey finds 11,000 children between 6 and 14 aren’t in school

Survey finds 11,000 children between 6 and 14 aren’t in school

News:

Survey under the Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) has identified 11,306 out-of-school children between the ages of 6 and 14 in the capital.

Important News:

  • According to the latest U-DISE statistics from 2016-17, the number of children enrolled in school education in Delhi between classes I and VIII was 26,19,409.
  • Total number of out-of-school children in the age category 6-10 is 8,404, and in the category 11-14 is 2,902.
  • The number of boys identified as being out of school is higher than girls.
  • The district-wise break-up shows that the highest number of out-of-school children (1,981) were in Northwest. This covers areas such as Jahangirpuri, Bhalswa, Azadpur, Narela, Bawana and Holambi Kalan.
  • Districts with high numbers have a sizeable number of resettlement colonies, and a large population pressure on a limited number of schools.

Steps Taken:

  • Arrangement for special Training Centres to provide bridge courses.
  • Aadhaar based enrolment is being carried out for identified children to better monitoring.

About Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan

  • The Union Budget, 2018-19, has proposed to treat school education holistically without segmentation from pre-nursery to Class 12 under the scheme.
  • The Scheme will be implemented as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme by the Department through a single State Implementation Society (SIS) at the State/UT leve
  • It subsumes the three Schemes of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and Teacher Education (TE).

The major objectives of the Scheme

  • Quality education and enhancing learning outcomes of students
  • Bridging Social and Gender Gaps in School Education
  • Ensuring equity and inclusion at all levels of school education
  • Ensuring minimum standards in schooling provisions
  • Promoting Vocationalisation of education
  • Support States in implementation of Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009
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