State registers lowest ever rural school numbers

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Workers at the Kodigehalli Underpass site
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Workers at Ulsoor do not use safety despite of receiving them
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The Majestic underpass workers' are yet to receive gloves or gumboots;there are no safety ropes or nets at the site either
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Men working at the Church Street facelift project

 

Bangalore, October 10, 2017: Enrolment in government rural schools in the state has dipped to its lowest mark ever in 10 years. The August 2017 report of the Niti Aayog shows that enrolments in government schools, too, have decreased .

In Karnataka, government school enrolments accounted to only 70 per cent of total rural enrolments in the year 2015-2016 as against 85 per cent of total rural enrolments in the year 2006-2007.

Not only has enrolment in rural, government schools decreased but enrolments in government schools, in general, have witnessed a downward trend over the years. Enrolments in government schools accounted to only 51 per cent of the total enrolments in the state of Karnataka in 2015-2016 as against 70 per cent of total enrolments in the year 2006-2007.

Meanwhile, the share of private school enrolments in total rural enrolments has witnessed a hike. Private school enrolments accounted to only 15 per cent of total rural enrolments in 2006-2007 but have now jumped to 30 per cent in 2016-2017, the highest in 10 years. Even, the number of rural, private schools has jumped from 4,344 schools in 2005-2006 to 7,089 schools in 2016-2017.

Share of government school teachers in total teachers has decreased from 71.2 per cent in 2008-2009 to 56.2 per cent in 2016-2017 whereas share of private school teachers in total teachers has increased from 28.8 per cent in 2008-2009 to 43.7 per cent in 2016-2017.

 
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