J&K Schools witnesses drop of 1.8% in current academic year in comparison to enrollment before lockdown: Report

Srinagar, Nov 24: The enrolment of students aged between 6 to 14 years has fallen by 1.8 percent in the ongoing academic year in government-run-schools as compared to enrollments prior to COVID lockdown in Jammu and Kashmir, an official report said.

According to the Rural Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2021, released earlier this week, the ongoing academic year 2021 witnessed a decline in enrolment as compared to the data compiled for year 2018.

The ASER has conducted a survey among the children aged in between 6 to 14 enrolled in government schools by the respective states and sex in the year 2018, 2020 and 2021.

According to the ASER report 2021, a total of 55.5 percent of students of 6-14 years of age were enrolled in the government-run-schools.

The report reads that among the total enrolment, 53.3 percent were male and 58 percent were female students.

In 2018, a total of 57.3 percent of students of 6-14 years were enrolled in government schools of Jammu and Kashmir.

The report states that in the academic year, a total of 53.7 percent male and 61 percent students’ female students were enrolled in the government schools of the region.

Similarly, in the academic year academic year 2020, the students enrolment of 6-14 years in government declined by five percent.
In this academic year, a total of 52.3 percent of students were enrolled in the government-run-institutions.

This includes 48.2 percent of boys and 57.3 percent female students respectively.
The ASER report reads that in all three academic years, the female students’ enrolment was higher than the male students.

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