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State schools see 12% drop in transition rate

DNAHM110000 | 3/20/2017 | Author : Tanushree Bhatia | WC :365 | Education & Careers

Fewer kids enrol in secondary school from primary, but dropout rate has reduced

Ahmedabad: A report released by Pathey Budget Centre found that while the dropout ratio in schools had reduced, albeit the transition rate had reduced too. In Gujarat in 2014-15, the transition rate in primary to secondary fell by 12. 79% – from 97% to 84.21%, which is lesser as compared to other states. At the national level, the transition rate has increased by 0.88 % – from 89.74 % in 2013-14 to 90.62 % in 2014-15.
Mahender Jethmalani, director of Pathey Budget Center said the main reason for the drop in transition rate is that the RTE Act only supports till class 8. He said, "Hence, parents who are unable to afford studies thereafter withdraw the admissions of their wards. Families are not financially sound which is
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