Last Update: January 20, 2023, 11:20 AM IST
ASER is a nationwide, citizen-led household survey that provides a snapshot of children’s schooling and learning in rural India (Representational Image)
Important report states that the states with the highest proportion of small schools in 2022 were Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand
The proportion of government schools with fewer than 60 enrolled students has increased every year over the past decade, according to the annual status of the . Education Report (ASER).
The important report pointed out that the states with the highest proportion of small schools in 2022 were Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
“The proportion of government schools with less than 60 students has increased every year over the past decade. Nationally, this figure was 17.3 per cent in 2010, 24 per cent in 2014, 29.4 per cent in 2018 and 29.9 per cent in 2022. States with the highest proportion of small schools in 2022 include Himachal Pradesh (81.4%) and Uttarakhand (74). pc).
“However, some states show a decrease in the share of small schools, such as Uttar Pradesh (10.4 pc in 2018 to 7.9 pc in 2022) and Kerala (24.1 pc in 2018 to 16.2 pc in 2022),” the report said.
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ASER is a nationwide, citizen-led household survey that provides a snapshot of children’s schooling and learning in rural India.
The first ASER survey was conducted in 2005 and repeated annually for 10 years.
ASER 2022 is the first field-based “foundational” survey after a gap of four years. This also comes at a time when children are back in school after an extended period of school closure in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A total of 19,060 villages in rural areas have been surveyed in the latest study India Which includes 3,74,544 families and 6,99,597 children in the age group of 3 to 16 years.
The proportion of multi-grade Class 2 and Class 4 also shows a steady increase over the past decade, the report said.
“For example, the proportion of Grade 2 classrooms to sit with children in other grades stood at 54.8 pc in 2010, 61.6 pc in 2014, 62.4 pc in 2018, and 65.5 pc in 2022.
“Increases over 2018 levels are visible in Gujarat (50.9 pc in 2018 to 69.3 pc in 2022) and Chhattisgarh (71.3 pc in 2018 to 79.5 pc in 2022) among other states.”
The survey found that at the national level, all indicators related to the right to education are showing small improvements at the 2018 level.
The share of schools with usable girls’ toilets to increase from 66.4 pc in 2018 to 68.4 pc in 2022. The proportion of schools with available drinking water increased from 74.8 pc to 76 pc, and the proportion of schools with books other than textbooks being used. In the same period, the number of students increased from 36.9 percent to 44 percent.
However, the national average hides major variations across states. For example, the proportion of schools with available drinking water increased from 58.1 pc in 2018 to 65.6 pc in Andhra Pradesh and 82.7 pc in 2018.
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