ASER report shows Punjab slipping in school education
The most worrying figures are of the “not in school” girls. The ASER report shows that the number of girls in the 15-16 years age group who were not in school was as high as 10 per cent pointing towards a severe drop out among girl students after class X. this despite the fact that the number of out of schools girls in the age (11-14 years) has decreased from 5 per cent in 2006 to 2 per cent in 2012.
There has been a very high intake of students by private schools this year touching the 50 per cent figure. In 2008, private schools had mopped up 50 per cent of the students entering class II. The number reduced sharply in 2009 going to about 30 per cent. However ever since it has continued to increase showing the revived interest of parents in admitting their children to private schools. In higher classes too, there is a revival of private school education in rural areas in the state.
The report is also not encouraging when
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