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Enrolment In Government Schools Continued To Rise Post COVID; Declined In Private Schools In 2021-22: Education Ministry

Enrollment in government schools has increased post-Covid

New Delhi:

Government-run schools across the country continued to see an increase in enrollment for the second consecutive year since the COVID-19 outbreak, while private schools saw a decline, parliament was told on Monday. The data was shared by Union Education Minister Annapurna Devi in ​​a written reply in Lok Sabha.

“The Department of School Education and Literacy (DoSEL) has developed the Unified District Information System for Education Plus (UDISE+) to capture data on indicators of school education provided by all states and territories of the Union said Mrs. Devi. .

According to the data recorded in UDISE+, government school enrollment was 13.09 crore in 2019-20. It rose to 13.49 crore in 2020-21 and to 14.32 crore in 2021-22. However, according to Ministry of Education (MoE) statistics, private school enrollment fell to 8.82 crore crore in 2021-22 from 9.51 crore (2020-21) and 9.82 crore (2019-2020).

During the period, the number of teachers in government, government-aided, private and other schools fell, the minister said.

“Education is on the contemporaneous list of the Constitution. The recruitment, terms of service and employment of teachers are the purview of the State and Union Territory (UT) governments respectively. The recruitment of teachers in schools is an ongoing process and the vacancies remain arisen due to retirement, layoffs and additional requirements due to improved student power and new schools,” said Ms. Devi.

However, the Ministry of Education requests the state and UT governments to fill the vacant positions of teachers and their rational commitment, through evaluation meetings and advisory opinions from time to time. Furthermore, the central government through the centrally sponsored scheme of Samagra Shiksha, provides assistance to the states and UTs for the deployment of additional teachers to maintain proper student-teacher ratio (PTR) as per prescribed standards for different levels of education,” she added.

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