ASER 2019: 97% of the children are enrolled in schools across the country

Must Read

President Ram Nath Kovind appoints new governor for Kerala, Telangana, Himachal Pradesh and Maharashtra

President Ram Nath Kovind appointed new governors for Maharashtra, Kerala, Telangana, Rajasthan, and Himachal Pradesh on Sunday. Former Union Minister Kalraj...

NRC list for Assam released; Fear looms as 19 lakh people face exclusion

NRC (National Register of Citizens) for Assam has been published at 10 am today. The final list excludes over...

Lateral Entry Era Begins as Union govt. appoints 9 professionals to Joint Secretary posts

The government has appointed its first batch of private professionals to the post of Joint Secretary in various ministries....

According to the recent Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), 2019, by NGO Pratham, reveals major improvements due to the implementation of schemes by subsequent governments. The survey reveals that 97% of the children between the age of 3 to 16-year-olds, across 596 districts with a total of 3,54,944 households are enrolled in school.

The Major credit for the improvement goes to the scheme launched by the NDA government ‘Padhega India, Tabhi to Badhega India’.

The Major highlights of the findings in the survey are:

  • Since 2007, the total number of children aged between 6 to 14 years has been above 95%.
  • The 2018 report revealed that no. of children, not enrolled in schools, has fallen below 3%, which shows 97% of the children are enrolled in schools.
  • Back in 2006, the percentage of girls, between the age of 11 to 14, not enrolled in schools was 10.3% which fell in 2018, leading up to only 4.1%, which shows in the meantime, more and more girls have been enrolled in schools.
  • In 2008, it was observed 20% of the girls, aged between 15 to 16 years, were not enrolled in schools, while in 2018, the percentage fell over 7% leading to just 13.5 percent.

The Various schemes that brought improvements in the education system were:

  • Save Shiksha Abhiyan

The Scheme was launched in 2000, is still considered the scheme that brought major improvements across the country in implementing education to all. An advertisement also got really famous back in 2000 with a slogan that said ‘School Chale Hum’. The Scheme basically aimed at imparting education to all. The scheme benefited over 92 million children in over 1.1 million households across India. The Scheme initiated the movement of opening more and more schools, focussing on imparting education to the girl child all across the country, in the districts where there was observed lack of education.

The Scheme was implemented on August 4, 2009, initiating free and compulsory education to the children aging between 6 to 14 years. Also, the scheme made mandatory for private schools to reserve 25% of their seats for the Economically Backward Section of the society.

  • No Detention Policy

This Scheme was launched under the RTE Act but played a major role in improving the enrollment of children in schools uptil now. The Scheme implied that no student will be allowed to detain children out of the school until Grade 8. This scheme also raised many questions as this policy would help weak children to climb the grades without having their concepts cleared. Whereas this policy helped children in rural areas, where before its implementation, failing one grade lead to children’s dropout from schools.

  • Beti Bachao Beti Padhao

This was another scheme that helped to show improvements with its implementation in 2015 by the UPA government. It focussed on imparting education to the girl child, in order to reduce the depleting sex ratio. Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana was another scheme launched along with Beti Bachao Beti Padhao which offered money to the girl child enrolling in schools.

  • Mid-Day Meal

This Scheme is the oldest to be implemented in 1995, for the malnourished children offering them healthy lunch at school, which inclined the parents to enroll their children to schools for providing them the nutrition which was unavailable at home.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest News

Heavy rains likely in Mumbai, schools shut

Mumbai, Sep 19 Heavy rains have been forecast for Mumbai, Thane and other parts of the Konkan, officials said...

Search for Vikram on: NASA scientists analyse lunar images from orbiter

By Arul LouisNew York, Sep 19 (IANS) Scientists are analysing the images taken under harsh light conditions by the NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)...

Rajnath’s maiden sortie on Tejas LCA in Bengaluru (Lead)

New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh undertook a maiden sortie on a Tejas Light Combat...

Pompeo, MBS condemn ‘unprecedented’ Saudi oil refinery attacks

Jeddah/Washington, Sep 19 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman met here to coordinate a response...

Ignoring protests, Gates Foundation to give Modi global award

By Arul LouisNew York, Sep 19 (IANS) The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be awarding the Global Gatekeepers Award to Prime Minister Narendra...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This