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Enrollment levels highest in a decade, sharp drop in reading ability of children - ASER 2022 report

-   Annual Status of Education Report, 2022 The Covid-19 pandemic resulted in some of the longest school lockdowns in the world in India. How has it affected learning and literacy? The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2022 reveals a mixed bag of results. Here are the most important findings: * Enrollment levels have reached the highest level since the implementation of the Right to Education Act was implemented in 2009....

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'Digital divide' persists despite the country's desire to become a digital giant

  A recent report of the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) brings forth the dichotomy between digital divide and India’s transition towards a cashless economy. The rural-urban divide in access to computer and internet is quite stark, according to the report entitled 'Key Indicators of Household Social Consumption on Education in India, July 2017 to June 2018'.   The 75th round National Sample Survey (NSS) report on education finds that...

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ASER: Uptick in primary reading and maths, govt schools script turnaround -Sukrita Baruah and Uma Vishnu

-The Indian Express For the first time since 2010, slightly more than half (50.5%) of all children in Class 5 can read a Class 2 text book, up from 46.9% in 2012. Close to a decade since the Right to Education Act came into force and after years of flagging dismal learning levels, the latest Annual Status of Education Report (ASER 2018) holds a glimmer of hope. While most children in...

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Why credibility of India's fiscal math is under strain -Nikita Kwatra Unless the convoluted arithmetic behind fiscal deficit gets as much attention as headline fiscal deficit number, creative accounting practices will go on Mumbai: The Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has been lauded for its ability to rein in the headline fiscal deficit over the past few years, which has arguably helped tame inflation. However, with reverses in key assembly elections earlier this month and Lok Sabha elections to be...

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Primary lessons in citizenship -Anup Sinha

-The Telegraph Given increasing government influence on primary education, we must ask who controls the substance of what children are taught. Education is an important human capability that is considered essential for economic development. Education helps one to know about the world one lives in, think, discover new facts, and create new objects of use. It also helps one in making informed decisions and choices. Education is useful to an individual in...

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