Ground Report | New Delhi: Internet in only 22% of schools; Unified District Information System for Education Plus (UDISE+) report released that, out of 1.5 million schools in the country, only 3.36 lakh schools have internet access so far.
The UDISC report for the year 2019-20 released by Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal has given some information about the current state of the education system in the country.
Internet in only 22% of schools
According to this report, in the last academic session, only 22 percent of schools in India have internet access. The number of people taking admission from primary to higher secondary has increased in the country, but many worrying facts are also clearly visible in this.
The report shows that out of 15 lakh schools, only 80 percent of the schools are using electricity, that is, about three lakh schools do not have electricity. Whereas the government claims that electricity has been provided in every village.
According to the report, if compared with the 2012-13 data, the gender inequality gap in school education has improved significantly. According to the latest report, the student-teacher ratio has also improved. UDISC collects data from 1.5 million schools in the country.
it is six per cent more than last year. Also, 22 per cent of schools have internet connection, which is 3.5 per cent better than last year. In 2012-13, only 54.6 per cent of schools had electricity. At present, 83 per cent of schools have electricity. This is 7 per cent more than in 2018-19. Currently, 84 percent of schools have a library / reading room / reading room / reading corners, ”the report said.
In 2012-13, the Union Ministry of Education introduced the Unified District Information on School Education (UDISE). UDIS monitors the data of 15 lakh schools, 85 lakh teachers and 25 crore students across the country. UDIS E Plus is an updated version of this. (Internet in only 22% of schools)
Number of students has increased by 42.3 lakh
A total of 26.45 crore students are studying in schools from pre-primary to higher secondary classes in 2019-21, the report said. Compared to 2018-19, the number of students has increased by 42.3 lakh. It also revealed that the enrollment of girls in schools at the pre-primary level has also increased.
“The number of students from pre-primary to higher secondary schools in 2019-20 is more than 25 crore. This is almost ten percent more than in 2018-19. Also, the number of teachers increased by 2.72 percent in 2019-20 over 2018-19. In 2019-20, there were 98.87 lakh school teachers, an increase of 2.57 lakh over the previous year. (Internet in only 22% of schools)
The Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) has also increased significantly in 2019-20. It has risen to 89.7 percent at the upper primary level, 97.8 percent at the elementary level, 77.9 percent at the secondary level, and 51.4 percent at the higher level, ”the UDIS e-Plus report said.
33 percent parents feel current school curriculum is sufficient
Only 33 percent of parents feel that the current school curriculum is sufficient to help their child prepare to some extent for the next generation of technology and a future in STEM and 90 percent of parents feel that the curriculum Priority should be given to this aspect. school.
When asked how important STEM is to their child, 81 percent of parents with male children think next-generation technology education and STEM are important to their child, compared to 68 percent of parents with female children. are together. When children were asked to express their preferences, 85 percent of male children would choose to pursue a career in STEM, compared to only 57 percent of female children.
About 56 percent of all parents are more inclined to pursue IT/technology for their children than any other subject. It is followed by Science (46 percent) and Mathematics (43 percent). In contrast, only 23 percent of parents want their child to pursue arts-related subjects. On the other hand, 54 percent of children want to pursue science in the future, while about 57 percent of children want to pursue IT/technology.