New Delhi: According to the report of the Combined District Education Information System Plus (UDISE+) in 2019-20, the number of dropouts in the secondary level as well as primary classes (1 to 5) was higher for boys than girls while in upper primary classes ( 6-8) the number of girls dropping out of school was more than that of boys.
The overall dropout rate in the country at the secondary level in the country is over 17 per cent, while it is 1.8 and 1.5 per cent at the upper primary classes (6 to 8) and the primary level, respectively, the report said. The drop out rate in primary classes for boys was 1.7 percent while that of girls was 1.2 percent. Similarly, the dropout rate for girls in secondary classes was 16.3 percent while that of boys was 18.3 percent.
Over 30% dropout rate in four states
According to the report, the dropout rate at the secondary level (classes 9 and 10) in 19 states and union territories in the country including states like Madhya Pradesh, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim and Meghalaya is much higher than the Indian rate (17.3%). Is too much. At the same time, more than 30% dropout rate has been registered in four states. The dropout rate in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh is more than 25%.
Lowest dropout rate in Punjab
According to the report, Punjab is at the forefront of low dropout rate across the country. The lowest dropout rate recorded here is 1.5%. On the other hand, if we talk about the state/UT with less than 10% dropout rate, it has registered 8% in Kerala, 9.5% in Chandigarh, 9.6% in Manipur, 9.6% in Tamil Nadu and 9.8% in Uttarakhand.
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