17th Annual Education Report (ASER), 2022

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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

Enrollment Figures

  • 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.

Literacy level

  • 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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