17th Annual Education Report (ASER), 2022
Recently the 17th Annual Education Report (ASER), 2022 was released by NGO Pratham, which highlights the impact on education during the pandemic.
An overview of the news
This survey has been conducted on such a large scale after the year 2018 by the Pratham Foundation.
ASER has been conducted every year since 2005 in all rural districts of India. It is the largest citizen-led survey in India.
Key Findings of the Report
As per ASER 2022, the number of children enrolled in government schools is expected to increase from 65.6% in 2018 to 72.9% in 2022.
The overall enrollment figure for the age group of 6 to 14 years is expected to increase from 97.2% in 2018 to 98.4% in 2022.
Girls enrolled in school (age group 11-14) who do not go to school have also decreased. The number of such girls is expected to decrease from 4% in 2018 to 2% in 2022.
The percentage of children in Grade 3 in public or private schools who were able to read at the Grade 2 level fell from 27.3% in 2018 to 20.5% in 2022.
The percentage of children enrolled in grade 5 in public or private schools who can read at least a grade 2 level text fell from 50.5% in 2018 to 42.8% in 2022.
According to the report, the percentage of students in classes 1-8 taking tuition classes is 30.5% in the year 2022, while this figure was 26.4% in the year 2018.
Basic Education and Arithmetic Skills
In India, there is a decline in basic learning and arithmetic skills of young children in grade 3 and grade 5.
Nationally, the proportion of children who can do splits is projected to increase from 44.1% in 2018 to 44.7% in 2022.
Other findings of the report
According to the report, the average teacher attendance has increased from 85.4% in 2018 to 87.1% in 2022.
The number of schools with girls' toilet facilities has increased from 66.4% in 2018 to 68.4% in 2022.
There has been an increase in the number of schools having drinking water availability.
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