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Forty per cent 5th standard students can’t read 2nd’s books

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A recent survey has revealed shocking facts about State’s deteriorating primary education conditions

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Mumbai: A recent survey has revealed shocking facts about State’s deteriorating primary education conditions. Almost 40 per cent of 5th standard students cannot read 2nd standard books; students in 3rd standard cannot even minus two digit numbers. The condition in states like Bihar, Hariyana is better than Maharashtra as per this survey.

The survey was conducted by ‘Asar 2013’ and ‘Pratham’ education organization. The report of this survey was published at the hands of Monteksingh Ahluwalia, Vice President of Planning Commission. Later, the Director of ‘Pratham’ Usha Rane informed about the report. This is 9th report of primary education.

Last year the level of Mathematics were lowered to 17.8 per cent which has further lowered down on national level. This deceleration is seen not only in Zila Parishad schools but in private schools as well; in fact the rate is lower in private schools exposing reality of the private schools.

The report states:

  • 58 per cent 5th standard students of Zila Parishad schools cannot read texts of 2nd standard books.
  • 21.9 per cent students of private schools cannot minus even 2 digit numbers.
  • 2 per cent enhance in private school admissions
  • Huge drop in the number of girls without school
  • Raise in the number of Zila Parishad’s small schools
  • Increase in the Student-Teacher ratio as per Education Officer’s provision

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