PAR­TIC­U­LARLY HARD TO GET CHIL­DREN TO SCHOOL IN IN­DIA

Hindustan Times (Gurugram) - - News - Vi­j­dan Mo­ham­mad Ka­woosa let­ters@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Guter­res said ed­u­ca­tion ini­tia­tives must tar­get “those at great­est risk of be­ing left be­hind,” in­clud­ing young­sters in crises, mi­nori­ties, and the dis­placed and dis­abled

NEWDELHI:In­dia needs to be ex­tra cau­tious in pre­vent­ing its school en­rol­ment rates from fall­ing, par­tic­u­larly be­cause many of those who stop go­ing to school in the coun­try do so be­cause of fi­nan­cial rea­sons. A drop in school en­rol­ment would not

UN sec­re­tary gen­eral An­to­nio Guter­res only cost the coun­try in terms of up­ward mo­bil­ity in ed­u­ca­tion but also hit the nu­tri­tion lev­els of chil­dren who re­ceive free mid-day meals there.

Find­ings from an NSO sur­vey on so­cial con­sump­tion on ed­u­ca­tion, con­ducted in 2017-18, show a whop­ping 19.8% of stu­dents en­rolled in sec­ondary school had dropped out.

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