Inverted wind in Gujarat! 11.3 lakh students left private schools and went to government

At present, where parents want to educate their child in the best private school, the reverse trend is being seen in Gujarat. Here parents enroll their children by deducting their children’s names from private schools. Sarkari Schools I am getting it done. We are not telling this, the figures of Gujarat Education Department are telling. According to the data recorded in the files of the Gujarat Education Department, in the last 4 years, 11.3 lakh students in the state left private and took admission in government schools there.

According to the data of the Education Department, 'These students are from class 1 to 8th. This migration from private schools to government has happened the most during the Corona period. Figures show that during the Covid 19 pandemic, 2.85 lakh students left private schools in the year 2020-21 and 3.49 lakh in 2021-22 and took admission in government schools.

Why are students leaving private and going to government schools?

These figures are astonishing. But no clear reason is being given as to why this is happening. People are giving different reasons. Some say that this shift has been seen due to low income of many families during the lockdown.

At the same time, Vinod Rao, Chief Education Secretary, Government of Gujarat says that 'this trend started about 5 years ago. This reverse wind of parents shifting their children from private to government schools shows that the quality of these government schools has improved.

Principal Education Secretary Vinod Rao has given credit to the changes in the state's education system for this. Such as - online attendance of both students and teachers, 60 thousand smart classes, centralized assessment of students every week, student wise and subject wise report cards by Vidya Samiksha Kendra Education Command, identification of learning caps with the help of control centre.

Parents are praising government schools!

Shahnaz Ansari, a parent who got the child admitted to a government school after getting rid of the private, told TOI that 'My son used to study in a private school. He had passed class 3 but could not even write Gujarati. I used to pay Rs 500 per month. Was tired Then I got him admitted in Municipal School. There he is doing better. Reading is learning to write.

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