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More children taking private tuition classes: ASER 2021 report

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According to the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2021, in 2018, less than 30 per cent children took private tuition classes. In 2021, the proportion has jumped to almost 40 per cent. “Taking parental education as a proxy for economic status, the proportion of children with parents in the ‘low’ education category who are taking tuition increased by 12.6 percentage points, as opposed to a 7.2 percentage point increase among children with parents in the ‘high’ education category,” according to the survey report. The jump was seen across states. “In fact, the incidence of tuition has increased across almost all states – perhaps a natural response to prolonged school closure,” the report said.

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