Indian students fall behind in terms of quality education: Annual Status of Education Report
New Delhi: The Annual Status of Education Report, released recently, found that the quality of education among first standard students in government school is too poor. According to the NCERT curriculum first standard students should be able to understand the numbers from 1 to 99. However, only 41.1 percent students are able to understand two digit numbers. Also, 28 percent of the second standard students are unable to understand two digit numbers.
ASER report aims at improving the education standards of students between the age 4 to 8. For this a study was conducted among 36,000 plus students in 4-8 age group in 26 districts of 24 states.
The report also said that the right to education are being denied at schools. According to the law passed in 2009, a six-year-old student should be admitted to first standard. However, 4 in 10 admitted in first standard are below 5 years or above 6 years.
Among the students who are admitted in schools at the age 4-5, 56.8 percent are girls. But as per preschool data, 49.6 percent are boys.
According to the report. 61.1 percent of students between 6 to 8 years admitted to schools are girl students.