BY : Kampuzz Team

Date : 23-09-2015

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Latest Education Data released by NUEPA: 94% increase in primary level enrollment in Bihar


A wide gap can still be seen between Gross Enrollment ratio (GRE) and Net Enrollment Ratio (NER) of school education at all levels in latest education data that has been released by the National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA).

The report shows that Bihar has achieved almost 94% increase in primary level enrollment in the current year, which is a significant jump. Jharkhand and West Bengal have also improved performance greatly.  States like Kerala, Karnataka, Delhi and Meghalaya also continue to be consistent.

A quick glance at Bihar’s performance in Net Enrolment Ratio:

  • Primary level: 93.77 %
  • Upper primary level: 87.63%
  • Secondary level: 79.06%
  • Higher secondary level: 19.06%

The data from 1.52 million schools spread over 680 districts present the following stats for 2014-15:

Category

GER

NER

Primary Level

100.08%

87.41%

Upper Primary Level

90%

72.48%

Secondary Level

76.64%

48.46%

Higher Secondary Level

54.21%

32.68%

The following table shows the rising retention rates in 2013-14 and 2014-15:

Category

2013-2014

2014-2015

SC

80.67%

82.93%

ST

67.68%

68.64%

OBC

89.54%

91.42%

Muslims

78.05%

80.61%

The reports further show that aspects that add to learning are on a decline.

  • Availability of Computers:
  • Only 24% schools have computers at primary level
  • At upper primary, secondary and higher secondary level – the availability of computers range between 40% and 80%.
  • Schools with Librarians:
  • At secondary and higher secondary levels, schools with librarians have decreased in numbers.
  • In 2013-14, 17% schools had librarians at secondary levels which fell to 16% in 2014-15.
  • In 2013-14, 28.83% schools had librarians at higher secondary levels which fell to 24.45% in 2014-15.

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