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Students’ enrolment in school education improves: UDISE+ Report

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The total students enrolled in school education from primary to higher secondary has improved to 25.38 crore in the 2020-21 session. There is an increase of 28.32 lakh enrolments as compared to the 25.10 crore enrolment in 2019-20, according to the Unified District Information System for Education Plus (UDISE+) report 2020-21 on school education of India.

The reports said that the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) has improved in 2020-21 at all levels of school education compared to 2019-20.  Level wise GER in 2020-21 as compared to 2019-20 are:  92.2% from 89.7% in upper primary, 99.1 % from 97.8% in elementary, 79.8% from 77.9% in secondary and 53.8% from 51.4% in higher secondary respectively.

The report also highlighted that the number of schools having internet facilities increased to 3.7 lakh in 2020-21 from 3.36 lakh in 2019-20 with an increase of 2.6%. The report points out that 84% of the total schools have functional electricity facilities in comparison with 73.85% in 2018-19. This shows remarkable improvement of 10.15% during the period. Percentage of the schools with functional drinking water has increased to 95.2 % in 2020-21 from 93.7 % in 2019-20.

The UDISE+system of online data collection from the schools was developed in the year 2018-19 to overcome the issues related to manual data filling in paper format and subsequent feeding at the block or district level, which was in practice in the UDISE data collection system from 2012-13. T.

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