Inclination of students from private to government schools increased, bumper admission in UP and Kerala

In the last three years, students have shifted from private schools to government schools and Uttar Pradesh and Kerala have seen the highest increase in admissions in government schools. This information was revealed in the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2021. This report is based on a survey conducted in 25 states and union territories. The survey was conducted across a total of 76,706 households and 75,234 children in the age group of five to 16 years. “At all-India level, there is a clear shift from private schools to government schools,” the ASER 16th report released on Wednesday said. The number was 32.5 percent in 2018 which has come down to 24.4 percent in 2021.

“This was observed in all classes and among boys and girls. However, boys are still more likely than girls to enroll in private schools,” the report said.

The average enrollment in government schools in 2018 was 64.3 per cent, which increased from 65.8 per cent last year to 70.3 per cent this year. The year 2006 to 2014 saw a steady increase in the number of admissions in private schools.

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According to the report, after remaining at 30 percent for a few years, it saw a significant drop in the pandemic years. Even before Kovid, the number of girls in government schools was more than boys. The report said that this continues over time.


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