NEW DELHI, Jan. 19: Kerala has lost the number one position to Puducherry in this year’s educational development index (EDI) for primary education..
As per the index for 2007-08
prepared by the National
University of Educational Planning
and Administration (NUEPA), Kerala
is now at the second position.
Lakshadweep, Delhi and Tamil Nadu
follow it respectively.
The data indicates increase in
percentage of girls enrolment in
primary and upper primary classes.
It has increased to 48.22 and
46.99 per cent in 2007-08 from
48.09 and 46.51 in 2006-07
Percentage of Muslim enrolment in primary classes increased to 10.49 in 2007-08 from 9.39 in 2006-07. Corresponding figures in upper primary enrolment is 8.54 and 7.52 per cent. Enrolment in primary classes increased to 134 million in 2007-08 from 132 million in 2006-07.
The NUEPA report shows that about 27.61 per cent of children at elementary level get enrolled in private schools that include government-aided and unaided. Schools managed by government still have enrolment of 72.33 per cent. In states like Kerala, 64.77 per cent children go to private schools and 65 per cent go to private schools in Goa. The percentage of such students is lowest at 1.77 per cent, in Bihar.
Statesman News Service, January 19, 2009