Class X dropout rate is 21%, Odisha record worst at 50% | India News – Times of India

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New Delhi: Dropout rate Class X in India stood at 20.6 percent. 2021-22As against 28.4 per cent in 2018-19, Odisha is the worst performing state with a dropout rate of 49.9 per cent, followed by Bihar (42.1 per cent), among the ten states with higher dropout rates than the national average. , the center said. Lok Sabha on Monday.
In response to DMK MP Kalandhi Veeraswamy’s questions, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that in 2022, 1,89,90,809 students appeared for the Class 10 examination, out of which 29,56,138 students progressed to Class 11. I failed.

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“The reasons for students’ failure in examinations depend on various factors – non-attendance, difficulty in following instructions in schools, lack of interest in studies, level of difficulty of question papers, lack of quality teachers and support from parents, teachers and lack of. Also, education is in the harmonized list of the constitution and most of the schools are under the jurisdiction of the respective state and UT governments,” said Pradhan.
The Union Ministry of Education has shared details of state-wise dropout rates in class 10 for the last four years (2018-19 to 2021-22). Besides Odisha and Bihar, other states include Meghalaya (33.5%), Karnataka (28.5%), Andhra Pradesh and Assam with 28.3%, Gujarat (28.2%), and Telangana (27.4%).

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It is encouraging to note that the dropout rate of students has come down in the last five years. But the current national average of 20.6% is not acceptable and should be brought down. Importantly, dropout rates are also linked to poverty, health and gender. If these indicators of social development improve, the dropout rate will automatically decrease. Also, states with alarming dropout rates like Odisha and Bihar should carefully look at the data, investigate the reasons and work in mission mode to improve the situation.

While Assam has shown significant improvement from 44% to 28.3% over the last four years, Odisha has seen a negative trend from 12.8% to 49.9% over the same period.
States with dropout rates below 10% include Uttar Pradesh (9.2%), Tripura (3.8%), Tamil Nadu (9%), Madhya Pradesh (9.8%), Himachal Pradesh (2.5%), Haryana ( 7.4%) included. and Delhi (1.3%). No dropouts were recorded in Manipur.

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