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Story in numbers: School was out, but class was on, shows ASER data

The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) phone surveys of 2020 and 2021 found that parents' belief in the importance of education was strong even when schools were closed

Nagaon: Students celebrate their success after HSLC class 10 examination results were declared, at Christjyoti school in Nagaon district, Tuesday, June 7, 2022. (PTI Photo)(
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Aditi Phadnis
After remaining closed for a long period during the pandemic, many observers expected children and their families to find it difficult to return to school, resulting in higher dropout rates and lower enrolments in educational institutions.

An important finding that emerges for all age groups, including the youngest learners, is that this is far from accurate.

The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) phone surveys of 2020 and 2021 found that parents’ belief in the importance of education was strong even when schools were closed.

Results from ASER 2022 show that this commitment to children’s education is stronger than ever:

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First Published: Jan 22 2023 | 9:42 PM IST

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