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Tripura Govt Intends To Re-Enroll Students Who Dropped Out Due To Covid Pandemic

Tripura government has decided to readmit all students aged 6 to 14 who had to discontinue their education. The decision was taken after the education department performed a study that revealed 8,850 students in Grades 1 through 8 had dropped out due to closure of physical education classes because of Covid pandemic. As part of School Cholo Abhiyan, the department will embark on an inquiry to re-enroll all dropout children.  

Sat, 09 Jul 2022 - 08:31 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Tripura, Schools, children, school dropout, Government

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Covid-19 Lockdown Leaves 10 Lakh School Dropouts in Bihar

In a shocking revelation, over 10 lakh students in Bihar were forced to drop out of their schools due to COVID-19 induced lockdown. Out of which, six lakh students belonged to government schools who studied in class 5 to 6 and the rest were enrolled in classes 8 and 9. Moreover, the Bihar Education Department is eyeing to launch 'Admission Drive'  from April 1 to bring back the students.

Sat, 20 Feb 2021 - 05:22 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Bihar, covid19, school dropout, Lockdown

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Digi Library: Free App To Bridge Rural-Urban Educational Divide

Social entrepreneur and founder of Thinksharp Foundation (TSF) Santosh Phad has launched a free app to overcome the rural-urban educational divide and pandemic-induced school dropouts. In the absence of physical classes, the app ‘Digi Library’ yields quality books on diverse topics for class four and above students belonging to lower economic settings. Reportedly, 1,000 plus school children across Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Uttar… read-more

Thu, 11 Feb 2021 - 04:38 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: rural-urban divide, school dropout, ThinkSharp Foundation, Digi Library, App

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Kerala Achieves Lowest School Dropout Rate Among All Indian States

Addressing the Kerala Assembly on January 18, Education Minister C Raveendranath affirmed that Kerala records the lowest dropout rate in India. As per 2019-20 statistics, Kerala achieved a dropout rate of 0.11%. Compared to the national average of 17.06%, Kerala's higher secondary school dropout rate amounts to 0.15% and the Upper Primary dropout rate is 0.06%. The minister recognized that modernization of the educational system was the prime… read-more

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 - 03:22 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Kerala, C Raveendranath, school dropout, Education

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2/3rd Children Still Drop Out Of Schools; Govt Schools Lag Behind: Report

A report in the ‘Sarvekshana’ journal of NSO has revealed that two-thirds of children still drop out of schools in India. The report cited lack of interest in education as the major reason behind it. It also indicated that the northern India witnessed more dropouts in primary schools while the southern region registered more dropouts at secondary level. "Dropout in government schools is significantly higher compared to the non-government… read-more

Mon, 04 Jan 2021 - 10:40 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: NSO Survey, school dropout, Education, students

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School Dropout Rate Least in West Bengal: ASER 2020

Citing the Annual State of Education Report (ASER), West Bengal government has announced that the state achieved the least dropout rate among school students. As per TMC statement, while the dropout rate in WB declined to 1.5% from 3.3%, the national figure rose to 5.5% from 4%. Authorities said the improvement was due to the state’s policy of distributing curriculum-based books to every child in state-run schools and providing online… read-more

Sat, 31 Oct 2020 - 03:06 PM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: School education, West Bengal, school dropout, TMC, Mamata Banerjee, ASER 2020, Online education, Covid-19

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

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UP Govt to Focus on Hygiene; Plans To Setup Sanitary Pad Vending Machines in Schools

Uttar Pradesh government is planning to install sanitary pad vending machines at 1,000 government girls' high schools and intermediate colleges. The initiative has been allotted Rs 3 Crore under 'Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan' scheme and is intended to curb the drop-out rate of girls. Earlier, a survey had reported that around 28 lakh adolescent girls in the state missed schools every month, owing to menstrual problems.

Thu, 08 Oct 2020 - 01:45 PM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: Uttar Pradesh (130, school dropout, Menstruation, CM Yogi Adityanath, women health

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

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20 Million Girls May Dropout of School, Post-COVID: Malala Yousafzai

Nobel-Laureate Malala Yousafzai, at UN General Assembly, said that over 20 million girls may be forced to dropout of schools due to Covid-19. She cited the pandemic as a setback in achieving long-term goals like girls’ education. Talking about the Sustainable Development Goals adopted in 2015, Malala questioned the body regarding the efforts that lag behind in achieving them. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, further stressed the need… read-more

Mon, 21 Sep 2020 - 02:14 PM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: Malala yousafzai, school dropout, UN General Assembly, Covid-19

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