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For first time, percentage of rural kids not enrolled in school under 2%

The main reason for the rise in enrollment rate was a steep rise in admissions in the government schools, said ASER report

Photo: Bloomberg

Photo: Bloomberg

Raghav Aggarwal New Delhi
Despite two years of learning loss due to the Covid-19 pandemic, school education in rural India showed a healthy recovery in 2022, the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) report released on Wednesday showed. In 2022, for the first time, the proportion of children in rural India not enrolled in schools fell below 2 per cent in 2022 and was 1.6 per cent.

The report surveyed around 700,000 candidates from 19,060 schools in 616 districts to measure post-pandemic learning outcomes for school children. The Pratham Foundation led the survey. 

It showed that the overall enrollment figures for children aged 6-14

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First Published: Jan 18 2023 | 2:28 PM IST

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