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ST enrolments in higher education rise by 47%, OBC enrolment by 31%: Government survey

The growth in enrolments of Scheduled Tribe (ST) students in higher education between 2014-15 and 2020-21 has been 47%, while OBC enrolments have increased by 31.67% in the same period. These are some of the key findings of the All India Survey on Higher Education 2020-21 (AISHE) conducted by the Ministry of Education. Other AISHE findings include: * Enrolment of ST students has increased to 24.1 lakh in 2020-21 from 21.6...

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Jaime Saavedra, World Bank’s Global Director for Education, interviewed by Jagriti Chandra (The Hindu)

-The Hindu Post-COVID learning for children should be accelerated, says World Bank’s Global Director for Education Jaime Saavedra. World Bank’s Global Director for Education Jaime Saavedra was in India last week to meet Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and governments of Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh to discuss concerns over learning losses for children due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for concerted efforts to bridge these gaps. In a sit-down interview...

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Class 1, KG admissions dipped in pandemic year

-The Hindu 40 lakh students shifted from private to Government schools: report In the first academic year affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of students joining pre-primary classes was almost 30 lakh lower than in the previous year, while almost 20 lakh fewer students enrolled in Class 1, according to a report released by the Education Ministry on Wednesday. The Unified District Information System for Education Plus (UDISE+) report for 2020-21 also...

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Hijab row likely to hit education of Muslim women, experts fear -KV Aditya Bharadwaj

-The Hindu Many students have vowed not to enter classrooms without their hijabs Bengaluru: Young women wearing religious headscarves tearfully pleading to be allowed entry into schools and colleges with many vowing not to remove their hijabs has raised concerns on the impact this will have on their education. While the case is in the High Court of Karnataka, several writers and activists from the Muslim community and education experts have expressed fear...

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Schools must be the last to close and the first to open, suggests NCEE to the govt.

-Press release by National Coalition on the Education Emergency (NCEE) dated January 4, 2022 We note with concern, that governments are considering or planning school closure as Covid cases are on the rise. Delhi, Goa and Haryana governments have ordered school closure. Karnataka TAC has recommended a TPR of 2 percent to close schools and colleges. This will spell a disaster for children. Schools have recently opened after remaining mostly closed since...

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