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Principals to bring back drop outs in Rajasthan

With a staggering number of children who are not attending schools, the Rajasthan government has directed that each government school principal be given a target to bring back students who have dropped out.

The state's education department conducted a survey of child tracking system (CTS) and the outcome was shocking.It was observed that 1.2 million students are out of schools in Rajasthan. And the state's Directorate of Primary Education in Bikaner moved last week to rectify the situation.

District education officers (DEO) have been asked to provide the list of drop-out children to government school principals in each district to address the crisis.After getting an idea on the ratio of drop-out children and the government teachers in each school, the teachers will be having targets to bring these children to schools.

It will be the responsibility of the principals to ensure that children who get admission in their schools stay till they complete the education.The orders regarding this were issued on Saturday.The directorate also plans to run special drives to bring drop-out children to school from 1-16 May and 1-15 July this year.

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