India’s Lowest School Dropouts in Kerala State

Published on: 18 Mar, 2013
Published under: Education News Kerala, General Kerala News

18 March 2013
Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala the most literate state of the country has achieved one more title for the state this time it has achieved lowest dropout rate of school students in the country at just 0.53 percent. The hilly district of Wayanad with a sizeable scheduled tribes population had the highest overall dropout rate of more than one percent, while in all the other 13 districts the rate was less than 0.5 percent, shows an economic review report by the State Planning Board (SPB).

However, enrolment of students in the current fiscal decreased by six percent over the previous year and touched 39.86 lakh. The SPB report attributed this decline to the changes in the demographic pattern owing to low birth rate in the state.

Source– http://www.siliconindia.com/news/general/Kerala-Achieves-Lowest-School-Dropout-Rate-in-India-nid-143411-cid-1.html

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