Mystery of missing children: 16-30% students of Class IX dropped out of govt schools in 5 years

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Mystery of missing children: 16-30% students of Class IX dropped out of govt schools in 5 years

According to the record provided through RTI, at least 6,972 students were enrolled in Class IX in 58 government schools for the academic year 2014-15. In the next academic year 2015-16, 5,885 students took admissions in Class X in these 58 schools,leaving a gap of 16 per cent (1,087 students).

Mystery of missing children: 16-30% students of Class IX dropped out of govt schools in 5 years Mystery of missing children: 16-30% students of Class IX dropped out of govt schools in 5 years This exodus of students before completing matriculation is all the more disconcerting in a city, which was recently ranked second in the national performance grading index of school education 2019-20. Written by Saurabh Parashar | Chandigarh | June 21, 2021 3:16:07 am These facts came to light following an RTI (Right to Information Act) application filed with the UT education department by The Indian Express.

In an alarming trend, 16 per cent to 30 per cent students of Class IX in 58 government schools of the city dropped out between 2015 and 2020. This exodus of students before completing matriculation is all the more disconcerting in a city, which was recently ranked second in the national performance grading index of school education 2019-20.

These facts came to light following an RTI (Right to Information Act) application filed with the UT education department by The Indian Express .

The information pertained to enrolment in classes IX and X from 58 government schools, which comprise 32 Government High Schools (GHS) up to Class X, and 26 Government Model Senior Secondary Schools (GMSSS) up to Class XII, in Chandigarh . https://images.indianexpress.com/2020/08/1×1.png

The detailed record shows though 37,607 students were enrolled in Class IX between 2014 and 2019, only 30,130 of them reached Class X in 58 government schools, leaving a gap of 7,477 students.

As per the UT policy, students are automatically promoted to the next class regardless of their grades till Class VIII. This means that all students, irrespective of their academic performance, reach Class IX in government schools of Chandigarh.

According to the record provided through RTI, at least 6,972 students were enrolled in Class IX in 58 government schools for the academic year 2014-15. In the next academic year 2015-16, 5,885 students took admissions in Class X in these 58 schools,leaving a gap of 16 per cent (1,087 students).

In 2015-16, 7,222 students took admissions in Class IX but the number of total admissions to Class X in 2016-17 was 6,122, leaving a gap of 1,100 students.

Out of the 7,708 students enrolled in Class IX in 2016-17, only 6,506 were promoted to Class X in 2017-18, with 1,202 students dropping out. The next year (2018-19), 7,840 students joined Class IX but only 5,534 made it to Class X in 2019-20.

The accessed record suggests that at least 2,495 students dropped out after Class IX in 58 government schools between 2014 and 2020. Prof Loveleen Kaur of Department of Community Education and Disability Studies at Panjab University stresses an in- depth study of this trend while social activist Parmod Sharma, who works in the field of education among underprivileged children, maintains that there are certain reasons behind this trend.

He says, “First, the education up to Class VIII is free in government schools in Chandigarh. Monthly fee is charged from Class IX. Apparently enrolment starts declining from the admissions in Class IX. Secondly, students fare badly in Class IX. Up to Class VIII, there is no policy to fail students in the city’s government schools. It is being observed that many of students of government schools fail to pass Class IX which automatically reduces the number of enrolments in Class X.”

Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 10, admitted 307 students in Class IX in 2014-15. In the next academic year 2015-16, 277 students out of 307 were enrolled in Class X in this school. In 2017-18, a total 313 students were enrolled in Class IX. The number of admissions were 280 in Class X in 2018-19, leaving a gap of 33 students.

Source:indianexpress

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TO
THE PIO
O/O THE CONTROLLER EXAMINATION,ITI
PUNJAB STATE BOARD OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION
& INDUSTRIAL TRAINING
SECTOR 36-A, CHANDIGARH- 160036
TO
THE PIO
O/O THE INSPECTOR, WOMEN POLICE STATION
WOMEN & CHILD SUPPORT UNIT, HOME GUARD BUILDING,
SECTOR 17,CHANDIGARH PIN CODE - 160017
TO
THE CPIO/ DCIT (Hq.) (Admn)
O/O THE Pr. CCIT, NWR,
AAYAKAR BHAWAN SECTOR-17E,
CHANDIGARH-160017
TO
THE PIO
O/O THE REGISTRAR OF FIRMS (PUNJAB),
ROOM NO. 326, 3RD FLOOR,
17 BAYS BUILDING, 17-G, 17-F,
SECTOR-17, CHANDIGARH PIN CODE -160017

TO
PROF.M.R.SHIVAPRAKASH
PROF.INCHARGE (EXAM.CELL) CPIO EXAM CELL
POSTGRADUATE INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH,
CHANDIGARH PIN CODE – 160012


TO
THE PIO
DIRECTOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION INDUSTRIAL TRAINING (DTEIT)
PLOT NO. 1 SECTOR 36-A CHANDIGARH PIN CODE – 160036

TO
THE CPIO
PRINCIPAL PVT. SECRETARY POSTGRADUATE INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
PGIMER,SECTOR-12, CHANDIGARH,PIN CODE - 160012


TO
THE CPIO
SENIOR MEDICAL OFFICER IN-CHARGE
CIVIL HOSPITAL
SECTOR- 22 CHANDIGARH PIN CODE – 160022

TO
THE CPIO
SUPERINTENDENT
HOUSE ALLOTMENT COMMITTEE
2ND FLOOR, GOVERNMENT PRESS BUILDING,
SECTOR-18 CHANDIGARH UT PIN CODE – 160017
TO
THE CPIO
SH. DANIEL BANERJEE,
ASSTT. DIRECTOR HOSPITALITY
HOSPITALITY
U T GUEST HOUSE SECTOR 6,
CHANDIGARH PIN CODE – 160019
TO
THE CPIO
O/O THE CHIEF ENGINEER
MILITARY ENGINEERING SERVICES
CHANDIGARH ZONE “N” AREA, AIRPORT ROAD
CHANDIGARH PIN CODE - 160003

TO
THE CPIO & DSP HEADQUARTERS GROUND FLOOR, UT, POLICE
HQRS, SECTOR-9,CHANDIGARH PIN CODE – 160009
TO
THE CPIO
O/O THE DY. REGIONAL DIRECTOR
STAFF SELECTION COMMISSION (NWR)
BLOCK NO. 3, KENDRIYA SADAN, SECTOR – 9,
CHANDIGARH PIN CODE -160009
TO
THE CPIO & SENIOR SUPERINTENDENT,
REGIONAL PASSPORT OFFICE,
SCO 28-32, SECTOR 34-A,
CHANDIGARH PIN CODE -160022
TO
THE SUPERINTENDENT -CUM-PIO, S.S.S.C.
SSSC OFFICE, 4TH FLOOR, HIGH COURT EXTENSION BUILDING,
OPPOSITE POLICE STATION SECTOR 17,
SECTOR 17 CHANDIGARH PIN CODE-160017
O/O THE ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER
CANARA BANK,
CHANDIGARH CIRCLE OFFICE,
PLOT NO - 1, SECTOR 34-A,
CHANDIGARH-160022

TO
THE CPIO
ASSISTANT REGISTRAR
DEBTS RECOVERY TRIBUNAL-II,
CHANDIGARH, MINISTRY OF FINANCE,
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA,
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES,
2ND FLOOR, PNB HOUSE, ZONAL OFFICE,
SECTOR 17-B, CHANDIGARH - 160017

TO
THE CPIO & ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER (ADMIN.)
NAVODAYA VIDYALAYA SAMITI(REGIONAL OFFICE)
BAY NO. 26-27, SECTOR 31-A, CHANDIGARH – 160030
TO
THE PIO
O/O THE DSP (CCIC)
CYBER CRIME INVESTIGATION CELL
POLICE STATION, 17E, SECTOR 17,
CHANDIGARH, PIN CODE- 160017
TO
THE SUPERINTENDENT /CPIO
CHANDIGARH TRANSPORT UNDERTAKING
CTU DEPOT INDUSTRIAL AREA PHASE I,
CHANDIGARH PIN CODE – 160009
TO
THE CPIO
BHUPINDER SINGH
PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK, CIRCLE OFFICE,
PNB HOUSE, SECTOR
17-B, CHANDIGARH- 160017

TO
THE TEHSILDAR & CPIO
LAND AQUISITION BRANCH
ESTATE OFFICE BUILDING
SECTOR 17, CHANDIGAH - 160017
TO
THE CPIO & REGIONAL P.F. COMMISSIONER (GR.1)
EPFO CHANDIGARH
S.C.O.4-7, SECTOR 17-D,
CHANDIGARH PIN CODE – 160017
TO
THE EE-I-ENF & CPIO
CHANDIGARH HOUSING BOARD
8, JAN MARG, SEC 9, CHANDIGARH- 160009
TO
THE CPIO & Director NWRO Region
NORTH WESTERN REGIONAL OFFICE, (NWRO)
ALL INDIA COUNCIL FOR TECHNICAL EDUCATION
PLOT NO. 1A, 5TH FLOOR,
BUILDING OF DIRECTORATE OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION & INDUSTRIAL TRAINING
(GOVT. OF PUNJAB) SECTOR-36-A, CHANDIGARH - 160036
TO
THE CPIO & CONSERVATOR OF FORESTS (C)
MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, FORESTS & CLIMATE CHANGE
REGIONAL OFFICE, CHANDIGARH PIN CODE - 160030
TO
THE PIO & JOINT REGISTRAR (RULES),
COURT ROOM NO.47, SECOND FLOOR,
GATE NO.5, HIGH COURT BUILDING.
HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB & HARYANA
CHANDIGARH PIN CODE – 160001
TO
THE CPIO & GROUP INSTRUCTOR, GITI CHANDIGARH
GOVT. INDUSTRIAL TRAINING INSTITUTE,
SECTOR 28-C, CHANDIGARH PIN CODE- 160002
TO
THE CPIO & SECTION OFFICER
CULTURAL AFFAIR
GROUND FLOOR, U.T SECTT, SECTOR 9,
CHANDIGARH PIN CODE- 160009
TO
THE CPIO
SUPDT. COLLEGE-II BRANCH,
DIRECTOR HIGHER EDUCATION
ROOM NO.7, IST FLOOR, ADDITIONAL DELUXE BUILDING,
SECTOR-9, UT CHANDIGARH PIN CODE- 160009
TO
THE PIO
VISHAVJEET SOFAT,
O/O G.G.D.S.D. COLLEGE SECTOR 32 C
CHANDIGARH PINCODE-160030
TO
THE CPIO
Deputy Superintendent of Police
W&CSU, Home Guard Building, Sector-17
Chandigarh pin code- 160017
TO
THE CPIO
GOVT. MEDICAL COLLEGE & HOSPITAL,
SECTOR 32, CHANDIGARH pin code- 160030
Chandigarh , Chandigarh
Chandigarh , Chandigarh
Chandigarh , Chandigarh
Chandigarh , Chandigarh
TO
Prof. Sunil Dutt, CPIO,
Prof and Head,
Educational & Educational Management A
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNICAL TEACHERS TRAINING & RESEARCH
SECTOR-26, CHANDIGARH-160019
TO
THE PIO and Deputy Secretary,
RAILWAY RECRUITMENT BOARD
Railway Colony, Near Railway Station,
Chandigarh PIN CODE - 160002
TO
THE PIO
O/O THE Registrar,Co-operative Societies, Punjab,
Sector-17, Chandigarh PIN CODE - 160017
TO
THE CPIO
O/O THE Commissioner
Municipal Corporation Chandigarh
New Deluxe Building, Sector 17
Chandigarh PIN CODE - 160017
TO
THE CPIO & GENERAL MANAGER I/C(IB)
INDIAN OIL CORPORATION LTD
PUNJAB STATE OFFICE
INDIAN OIL BHAWAN, PLOT NO. 3A,
SECTOR 19A, MADHYA MARG CHANDIGARH – 160019
to
the Deputy Superintendent of Police & CPIO
Traffic Lines, Sector-29, Chandigarh - 160030
To
The CPIO
Central Bank Of India CHANDIGARH
P.B.NO: 13, NO: 58-59, 2 nd Floor BANK SQUARE, SECTOR 17B CHANDIGARH
160017