School dropout rate at secondary school level in India is more than 17% – reported

Even today, many children in India are deprived of education or are out of school before completing their studies due to economic conditions. According to the government report, the dropout rate at the secondary school level in India is over 17%, while the upper primary (VI to VIII) and primary level dropout rates are 1.8% and 1.5% respectively.

Boys have a higher dropout rate in the secondary

In the secondary level, the dropout rate in boys is very high, but in the younger classes it is the opposite. It is worth noting that, according to the latest Unified District Information System for Education or the UDISE + 2019-20 report, nearly 30 percent of students do not transition from secondary to senior secondary.

19 statesS / Union TerritoryThe highest dropout at O ​​in the secondary

The report shows that there are 19 states / UTs where the dropout rate is higher than the All India rate (17.3%) in the secondary level (ninth standard and X). In addition, there is a dropout rate of over 25% in Tripura, Sikkim, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Madhya Pradesh, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. In fact, there are four states that have registered a dropout rate of more than 30%.

Even in urbanized Delhi, the drop rate is more than 20%

It is noteworthy that in most states in the Northeast and East, the dropout rate is very high, while in urbanized Delhi the dropout rate is over 20%. Besides Punjab (low dropout rate of 1.5%), states / UTs with a dropout rate of less than 10% are Chandigarh Chandigarh (9.5%), Kerala (8%), Manipur (9.6%), Tamil Nadu (9.6%) and There are Uttarakhand (9.8)%).

The drop rate for girls is lower than for boys

Comparatively, these are the states / UTs with the highest promotional rates in the secondary, Punjab, Manipur and Kerala with a promotion rate of more than 90%. The overall dropout rate for girls is 2% lower than for boys. Punjab has the lowest dropout rate for girls while Assam has the second highest dropout rate (35.2).

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