NEW DELHI: Contrary to the claims of
the Government, the general enrolment rate in primary and upper primary
education has not gone up on the expected lines.
Union Human Resources Development Minister Arjun Singh on Tuesday released
the statistics on “elementary education in the country and progress
towards Universal Elementary Education (UEE) 2006-07’’ at the executive
committee meeting of the National Mission for Sarva Siskha Abhiyan.
This document was the second publication on the same subject brought out
by the National University of Educational Planning and Administration
Significantly, for the first time, the Muslim enrolment both at the
primary and upper primary levels of education was included. As expected,
for composite primary and upper primary level of education, Kerala is
ranked first followed by Puduchery, Delhi and Tamil Nadu. Delhi tops the
Educational Development Indicator (EDI) for primary level followed by
Puducherry and Kerala.
At the upper primary level, Kerala ranked first followed by Puducherry,
Tamil Nadu and Chandigarh. The EDI is developed based on the four broad
parameters of access, infrastructure, teacher and outcomes related
In 2005-06, Kerala was also ranked first in case of composite primary and
upper primary levels of education.