Facing high drop-out rate, Bihar to track each student till UG level


    Dealing with high drop-out rate, Bihar to track each student till UG level

    At present, Bihar has about 78,000 schools for Class 1 to Class 12, with an overall registration of 2.5 crore students. (Express photo/Representational Image)

    Interested in the massive drop-out rate among school kids, the Bihar Education Department is set to present a management development system to track every kid till the undergraduate level, consisting of an entire range of technical and expert courses that a trainee may pursue after finishing the Class 12 state board examinations.

    At present, Bihar has about 78,000 schools for Class 1 to Class 12, with a total enrollment of 2.5 crore students.

    The Education Department has identified four points where children tend to drop out from school– after Class 5 and Class 8, when a trainee needs to alter from primary to secondary and from secondary to greater secondary classes, respectively; as well as after the Class 10 and Class 12 boards.

    Education Department Principal Secretary Sanjay Kumar informed The Indian Express, “We were alarmed at the drop in students’ enrolment from Class 1 till Class12 According to latest 2018-19 state government data, we enrolled 24,03,526 students in Class 1.

    But this number dropped to 15,37,628 in Class 10, a dip of about 9 lakh– a substantial dip. At Class 12, this number boils down to 6,31,379 students.”

    Kumar stated this number further dropped to less than 4 lakh students after Class 12.

    ” We understand that a good number of trainees are moving towards professional courses after Class12 However the drop-out rate after Class 5 and Class 8 is very uneasy. As these drop-outs are happening throughout changeover of schools because of distance and other elements, we have actually now asked all district education officers to map secondary schools for Class 5 pass-outs and high school for Class 8 pass-outs. Now, our system will inform moms and dads which nearest middle and high schools their wards would get confessed to,” Kumar said.

    The secretary said the department will quickly put up a demand for a tender to track every child.

    ” We are getting information from science and technology (a nodal department for engineering courses), medical, drug store, farming, nursing and other expert and technical courses. Once we have the management development system in location, we can track every kid and exercise our plans accordingly to minimise drop-outs through counselling and reaching out to parents,” he said.

    ( the heading, this story has actually not been released by Crucial India News personnel and is published from a syndicated feed.).


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