Enrolment rate lowers in midday meal schools: CAG

Enrolment rate lowers in midday meal schools: CAG
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The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) pointed out that enrolment in the schools provided with mid-day meal scheme displayed a decreasing trend during 2010-15.According to the CAG report, the enrolment came down to 15.70 lakh in primary schools and 8.77 lakh in upper primary schools during 2014-15 from 18.72 lakh in primary schools and 10.53 lakh in upper primary schools during 2010-11. 

Hyderabad: The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) pointed out that enrolment in the schools provided with mid-day meal scheme displayed a decreasing trend during 2010-15.According to the CAG report, the enrolment came down to 15.70 lakh in primary schools and 8.77 lakh in upper primary schools during 2014-15 from 18.72 lakh in primary schools and 10.53 lakh in upper primary schools during 2010-11.

The report pointed out that enrolment in Nalgonda, Adilabad and Warangal districts decreased to 9.62 lakh in primary school, upper primary and high school during 2014-15 from 9.84 lakh children in 2010-11. It further pointed out that decrease in enrolment was high in Nalgonda i.e. 12 per cent.

The report observed the annual dropout rate of students in primary, upper primary and high schools in Adilabad and Warangal districts ranged from 7.50 per cent (2013-14) to 12.52 per cent (2014-15).According to the report, out of 49,267 candidates enrolled in primary, upper primary and high schools in 90 sampled schools, 47,301 children continued up to last working day of the school during 2014-15. The report pointed out that drop out of children from the schools were high i.e. 954 in Adilabad district during 2014-15.

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