Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Pratham Launches its Annual Status of Education Report 2009

Pratham's Annual State of Education Report (ASER) 2009 was launched last week. ASER is a path breaking effort at monitoring outcomes and pushing for accountability from government for monies spent. The report is based on a study of 575 rural districts in India and covered 16,291 villages, 338,027 households and 6,91,734 children. The annual survey found that while 96% of children in rural India in the age group of 6-14 years are now enrolled in school, the quality of education is still quite poor with just 69% of Class I students in rural areas being able to recognize numbers between 1 and 9. The report also points to the rise in private tuitions across the country. From 2007-2009, the percentage of children taking tuition classes in every class in government and private schools. To know more about the report and its findings click on the news links below:

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