All the schools have been closed since last year due to the lock down during the Corona epidemic. During this, online classes are being given by schools all over the country so that the education of children is not interrupted. However, according to the data released by the central government this week, lakhs of students in the country do not have access to smartphones, laptops as well as internet service, due to which these children are not able to study online. In this case, Bihar is at the fore where one crore 40 lakh children are not able to take advantage of online classes.
The Union Education Ministry has shared this data with the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Education, Women and Child Development, Youth and Sports Affairs. According to this data, about 70 percent students in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir do not have smartphones and laptops. At the same time, more than 30 lakh students in Jharkhand and Karnataka do not have the means for these online classes.
Talking about the districts, in Wayanad, the parliamentary constituency of Rahul Gandhi, all 100 percent children have devices available for online classes. After this comes the number of Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh where 99 percent of the students have all the means available for online classes.
Data shared during a meeting held on June 21
The Union Education Ministry shared this data during a meeting held on June 21. This data has been shared as part of efforts made to “fill the education gap between schools and students during the lockdown”. During Kovid-19, the Union Education Ministry has directed all the states to share data regarding online classes in the country. Although so far no state has submitted its final report regarding this, but the initial figures that have come out so far are very worrying.
According to the data, 31 in Assam, 32.5 lakh in Jharkhand and 31.3 lakh in Karnataka do not have devices available for online classes. At the same time, the number of such students in Odisha is about 15 lakh and in Haryana is 10 lakh. About 40 percent of the students in Gujarat do not have devices to study online. In Chhattisgarh, where this figure is 28.2 percent, in Uttarakhand, more than two lakh children do not have digital devices available. One lakh 80 thousand in Telangana and 96,074 students in Andhra Pradesh do not have devices.
Many children are deprived of education in Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh
According to the data of the ministry, many children in the country are still deprived of school education, which is very worrying. In Uttar Pradesh, about five and a half lakh children are deprived of school education, the same is the situation in Jharkhand where about six lakh twenty thousand children do not go to school. At the same time, more than one lakh 80 thousand children in Rajasthan are deprived of this.
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