34,000 out-of-school kids in Karnataka: Survey | Mysuru News – Times of India

MYSURU: A door-to-door survey carried out with the help of local administrative bodies has revealed that 34,411 students aged between 6 and 16 are out of school in the state. This includes 13,081 children who have never enrolled in schools and 21,330 who have dropped out in various classes.
According to the data, there are 751 such students from Mysuru, 779 from Mandya, 1,046 from Shivamogga, 311 from Kodagu, 534 from Chikkamagaluru, and 481 students from Chamarajanagar districts.
Following the outbreak of Covid 19, it was feared that a huge number of children would have quit formal schooling due to various reasons, including financial problems.
According to a circular issued by the department of public instruction, three reasons have been attributed to the dropout problem at the time of the survey. These include medical, financial and family problems. The department asked all DDPIs at the district level to ensure all these children are back to school by working out a strategy at the block level. If the parents and children do not show interest to attend classes, they will be counselled.
“RDPR department and Samagra Shikshana Karnataka are working to bring back these skids to schools,” said R Vishal, commissioner, DPI.


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