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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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Teacher shortage in Jharkhand schools, most pupils have forgotten how to read and write, post-Covid survey shows

Jharkhand's government schools have a massive teacher shortage, a survey by Gyan Vigyan Samiti Jharkhand has found. The survey was conducted in 138 primary and upper primary schools between September and October 2022 to assess their condition after the Covid-19 pandemic. Jharkhand's school system was shut for two years, among the longest in the world. Teachers told the surveyors they felt that most students had forgotten how to read and...

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Constant Rise In Govt Schools Admission & Decline In Private Schools Post-Covid: MoE Report

-PTI/ The Telegraph * As per the data recorded in UDISE+, the enrolment in government schools was 13.09 crore during 2019-20. It rose to 13.49 crore in 2020-21 and to 14.32 crore in 2021-22 * The Central Government through the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Samagra Shiksha, provides assistance to the States and UTs for the deployment of additional teachers to maintain appropriate Pupil-Teacher Ratio (PTR) as per the prescribed norms for various...

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It’s incomprehensible as to how data of nearly 46 years is missing altogether, says Parliament panel looking into hostel scheme for Scheduled Caste students -Abhinay Lakshman

-The Hindu Only 819 hostels — 391 for girls and 271 for boys — have been sanctioned since the BJRCY scheme’s revision in 2007, against the target of constructing one each in every Block headquarters of low Literacy districts  The Parliamentary Standing Committee (PSC) on Social Justice and Empowerment on Monday flayed the Union government over 46 years of missing data for the Central scheme to construct hostels for Scheduled Caste boys...

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Is there a compelling reason for environmental release of GM Mustard, SC asks Centre

-The Tribune Centre says the opposition by activists, experts and scientists to GM crops was ‘ideological’ rather than based on scientific rationale New Delhi: As activists express concern over possible environmental contamination due to genetically modified (GM) crops, the Supreme Court on Thursday sought to know from the Centre if there was any compelling reason for the environmental release of GM Mustard. “What we want to know is whether in Indian conditions is...

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