Parental guidance required to curb school drop-outs

Lack of parental assistance hampers children’s interest in education, says expert Dropout rates in schools have increased due to the lack of parental assistance in India. The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER), 2021 shows a drop in parental assistance at home from 74.9 percent in 2020 to 66.6 percent in 2021. This potentially contributes to […]

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Schools to file cheating cases against parents for unpaid fees

Schools say they won’t issue transfer certificates until they get an order from the Supreme Court. The Associated Management of primary and secondary schools in Karnataka (KAMS) has decided to file a cheating case against the parents who haven’t paid the due fee and are demanding for transfer certificates. D Shashikumar, general secretary of KAMS […]

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Lack of road infrastructure threat to school students

National Crime Records Bureau’s (NCRB) report states that in 2019, 1,570 deaths were reported due to road crashes near educational institutions in India. Experts said no footpaths, broken and occupied footpaths, lack of road sign-boards, lack of pedestrian crossing and non-working traffic lights near schools are a threat to the life of school students. Poorvi, 12, […]

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RTE: The forgotten slice in the education cake

Although most schools in Bengaluru have stopped admitting children in the Right to Education (RTE) quota, the children who remain in schools under this quota struggle. Bengaluru: RTE quota children in Bengaluru’s private schools struggle to learn, adapt and face several other problems. These have only worsened after school closures during the pandemic. Parents are […]

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Milk powder supply to school children delayed

Devagere schoolchildren received the milk powder for June and July only in late August. Experts say that this affects their nutrition levels. Bangalore: Devagere schoolchildren have received their milk powder quota for June and July on August 25, 2021. The children were supposed to receive 500 gms of milk powder each for June and July, […]

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Child nutrition goes dry with dry grains.

Children in Karnataka are vulnerable to growth stunting and malnutrition as the mid-day meal program is affected because of Covid-19 guidelines.    Bengaluru: Malnutrition, anaemia and stunted growth have worsened in children in Karnataka because of the pandemic. According to the fourth round survey by National Family Health Survey (NFHS), 39 per cent of children between the […]

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Gender enrollment gap widens in private schools

Government schools recorded more female enrollments than male ones. However, the reality runs deeper than that, as more boys are sent to private schools. By Sanchari Ghatak Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao scheme intended to increase the enrollment of female students in schools, however, people tended to misinterpret it, as in almost all government schools of […]

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No physical education for primary school kids

Most of the government schools in Bangalore do not have a physical education teacher;    Students lack encouragement for taking part in sports. Shalu Chowrasia  “No physical education teacher has been appointed in primary schools since the last ten years,” said a member of Karnataka State Physical Education Teachers (KSPET). He said many posts of PE […]

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Insufficient Teaching Staff Hinders Studies

Lingsugur taluk  lacks computer education for children The schools and colleges in the Lingsugur taluk lack  teachers, which in turn affects the students. The government Pre-university College had around 1000 students and for those 1000 students they had only eight teachers. Another high school, Akka Mahadevi Higher Primary School, had only 15 teachers for 503 […]

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