The country has witnessed a surge in girls’ enrollment at all levels of school education between 2018 and 2020 under Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan, the Ministry of Education has informed. The ministry presented the main achievements of the education sector in an official statement on Wednesday, March 16. The gross enrollment rate (GER), which measures the general level of participation, improved between 2018 and 2020 at all levels of school education.
According to data available from the Unified District Information System for Education (UDISE) and UDISE+, the gross enrollment rate (GER) for girls increased from 101.78 in 2018-19 to 103.69 in 2019- 20 in the primary section, while in the upper primary section it fell from 88.54 in 2018-19 to 91.46 in 2019-20. In the secondary section, the GER fell from 76.93 in 2018-19 to 77.83 in 2019-20, while in upper secondary the figures fell from 50.84 in 2018-19 to 52.40 in 2019-20, the Ministry of Education said in an official statement. declaration.
“Ensuring equity and inclusion at all levels of school education is one of the main goals of Samagra Shiksha,” the ministry said. The UDISE/UDISE+ showcases the variety of enrollments in blocks and districts across the country under the Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan.
To reduce gender gaps at all levels of school education, there is provision of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBV) under Samagra Shiksha. KGBVs are class VI to XII boarding schools for girls from disadvantaged groups such as SC, ST, OBC, minority and below the poverty line (BPL). A total of 5,627 KGBV have been sanctioned under Samagra Shiksha as of February 22, in which 6,65,130 girls have been enrolled. In Uttar Pradesh, 760 KGBVs are operational with a staff of 78,820 girls, the Ministry of Education said.