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Kozhikode: There is a rise in the number of students in public schools in the district this year too. This information is based on the records from the schools after completing the sixth working day following reopening. Due to Covid, the number of students who arrived in schools in the last two years was not taken. When comparing this year’s numbers to that of the 2019-2020 academic year, there is an increase in the number of students by 8000.
The current practice followed by schools is uploading the records of the students directly to the portal. The Director of General Education has issued strict instructions not to publish these records at the district level. This year’s exact numbers will be known only when they are made public by the General Education Department.
Out of the 3,91,767 students in Kozhikode district in 2019-2020, 3,64,647 were enrolled in public schools. Out of this, 1,15,778 students studied at government schools. It is believed that the number of students witnessed a rise in the years of the Covid pandemic too.