4 million students shifted to government school during Covid

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Around 40 lakh students shifted to government school during the 2020-21 academic season due to  the corona pandemic which made millions of people jobless and teaching shifted to online mode.

  • According to the government‘s Unified District Information System for Education (UIDSE+), overall enrollment in the pre-primary to higher secondary schools declined by 77,585.

  • The UDISE+ 2020-21 report covers data reported by private and government schools.

  •  According to the data , nearly 75% of schools in India still did not have internet facilities and 59% had no computer facilities in the year 2020-21.

  • The overall enrolment of students from the pre-primary grades to class 12 in more than 15 lakhs schools across the country was 2645 lakhs in 2019-20, declining to 264 lakhs in 2020-21.

  • The data shows that the number of students enrolled in private schools decreased from 9.80 crore in 2019-20 to 9.5 crore in 2020-21 while enrolment in government schools rose by 39.7lakhs  during the same period.

  • The Unified District Information System for Education (UIDSE+) report is released by the Union Ministry of Education.

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Union Education Minister : Dharmendra Pradhan 

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