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Rise In Enrollments At Schools. Is Edu'n Growing?

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Rise In Enrollments At Schools
A National Survey held to note the Government Literacy Initiatives has revealed that almost 23 crore children are studying in 13 lakh schools across the nation. But, is it the importance of Education which is growing or just the Population of enrollments has hiked up.

The survey reported that there were 228,994 students enrolled in different recognized schools of the country with a 13.67% growth in students enrollment from Class 1-12. Here, there is a increase from 20.30 crore students enrolled in 2002. The most important point to note is that, there is a 19.12% increase in Girls Enrollment.

Inspite of the overall growth in enrollment, still India needs to be worried because the comparison which has shown the increased graph has also shown drop in Enrollment in Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Orissa and Tamil Nadu.

A NCERT official said "The decline in enrollment indicates that students at the primary level are shifting from government to private schools. The decline in total enrollment between Class 1 to 12 is less sharp as well."

The sources also confirmed that, though the number of girls enrollment in Primary Schools has increased, the percentile drops down when it comes to Higher Secondary Schools. To be more clear, the rise in girls enrollment in Primary was 48.13% but drop in Higher Secondary education is about 42.56%.

Across the country, there are more than 13 lakh recognized schools in each habitation, village and urban areas, among them more than 84.14% are in rural areas.

Not just the number of schools and students are increasing but accordingly, the number of teachers are also increasing. Yes, the total growth of teachers in higher secondary school has increased by 34% with a 50% increase in number of teachers at higher secondary schools in rural areas.

With all these increasing time to time, Is Quality of Education also increasing. What is your opinion on this issue? What's your say?

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