Education minister reveals data on out of school children
Created by nabamaster on Tue, 2011-12-20 20:37
Despite many progress to implement RTE Act in Odisha, Odisha still have challenges in the area of bringing out of school children into schools. It is to be noted that lack of infrastructure, sluggish and careless running of sevashramas in Odisha has resulted in bad news for the education department in the recent past. Many of the sevashramas are running with the deficiency of basic amenities and students are sleeping in school verandah.Some schools are like this where classroom are also used as their hostels.
In this context, State Education Minister has revealed to reply a question in the assembly here on out of school children.
He said that 72048 children are out of schools in the state in the current year.
A total of 4488904 students in class 1 to 5 enrolled themselves in public schools this year.The drop-out student’s population in primary level has been estimated at 10441 and keonjhar district contributed the highest drop out in the state( 2226 children).
The numbers are also seen unrealistic revealed by the minister as the non-government organization report reveals a 10 lakhs children as out of school and 5 lakhs who are dropped out due to many reasons.