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Over 51,000 Teaching Posts in Primary, 33,000 in Secondary Schools Lying Vacant in Uttar Pradesh - Abdul Alim Jafri

Newsclick There is an acute shortage of teachers in government-run primary, upper primary and composite schools in Uttar Pradesh, despite the guidelines on the teacher-to-student ratio issued under the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act (RTE) of 2009. The new academic session of Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Board schools is about to begin next month (April 1) but about 51,000 posts of assistant teachers are lying vacant in the...

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Budget Briefs: Samagra Shiksha got 25% more, but only 51% of allocation utilized - Mridusmita Bordoloi, Avani Kapur, Sidharth Santhosh

Accountability Initiative, Centre for Policy Research At the start of the Financial Year (FY) 2022-23, GoI allocated the highest budget for Samagra Shiksha since its inception at Rs. 37,383 crore Budget Estimates (BEs). This was 25 percent higher than the Revised Estimates (REs) for FY 2021-22. An additional Rs. 447 crore was sought through the supplementary budget in December 2022, bringing the revised allocations to Rs. 37,831 crore. The pace of GoI...

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No caste certificate, no admission: Why Chhattisgarh’s displaced Adivasi children can’t go to school - Pratyush Deep

Their lack of documentation means they struggle to enrol in schools and colleges in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana - Newslaundry Tribal youth displaced from Chhattisgarh are finding it difficult to enrol in schools and colleges in AP and Telangana because of the difficulty in obtaining caste certificates, Newslaundry reports. Primary schooling isn’t a problem because even remote hamlets have primary schools up to Class 5. However, to study further, they have to...

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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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Most Jharkhand School Students Forgot To Read And Write After Covid: Survey -Akhil Kumar The survey focussed on government primary and upper-primary schools where at least 50% of the children enrolled come from scheduled caste (SC) or scheduled tribe (ST) families. New Delhi: Schools in Jharkhand are struggling with abysmal infrastructure, low attendance, a shortage of teachers, and inadequate funding after the Covid pandemic, a recent survey of 138 primary and upper-primary schools revealed. In a majority of these schools, teachers felt that "most" pupils...

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