Follow us on
Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » Education & Career
In Bihar, school kids exceed children population: CAG
Wednesday July 16, 2014 6:29 PM, IANS

The number of children enrolled in government-run schools was more than their population in the 6-14 age group in Bihar's four districts, revealed a CAG 2013 report.

The four districts are Gaya, Sitamarhi, Khagaria and Kishanganj, says the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India in its report, released Tuesday.

In Gaya, 871,428 children were found enrolled in schools, which was more than the population of children (8,58,434) in the district.

Similarly, in Sitamarhi, number of children was 6,65,640 but as many as 6,67,354 were enrolled in schools.

In Khagaria, the number of children was 350,053 but 369,106 were on the school rolls. In Kishanganj, 343,962 children lived in the district but 394,897 were shown as attending school.

According to the report, the school enrolment figure exceeded the actual population by 84,696 children in these four districts.

The report also pointed to two percent enrolment fall during 2012-13 in comparison to the previous year, besides inflated enrolment figures.

"In many schools, presence of children was less than actually shown in the attendance register and the shortage ranged from 10 percent to 99 percent," the report said.

It added that scrutiny of admission and attendance registers of class I in 125 schools in Nawada, Rohtas, Kishanganj and Saran for 2012-13 showed that 5,104 children were shown as enrolled against the admission figure of 3,691.

Other findings of the report said of the 71,762 schools, 357 were running without any teacher while 5,002 schools were making do with just one teacher each as of March 2013.

The number of school dropouts in the state was 9.50 lakh and 43 percent posts of teachers were vacant. As many as 1,896 areas where people reside were deprived of school facility as of March 2012.

Even the student and teacher ratio of 53:1 in 2008-09 worsened to 59:1 during 2012-13. The norm is 40:1.

"Despite availability of funds, only 56 percent new school buildings, 60 percent additional classrooms and 26 percent headmasters' rooms could be completed in the past eight years," the report said.

The report said the objective of universalisation of elementary education in the state is yet to be achieved due to "non-preparation of perspective plan or preparation of annual plans on unreliable data, deficient management system, under utilisation of funds and resultant non-receipt of central government's share to the tune of Rs.12,231.60 crore".




Share this page
 Comments
Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of www.ummid.com
comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement
| Quick links
About ummid.com
Contact us
Feedback
Subscribe to: RSS » Facebook » Twitter » Newsletter
Ummid.com: Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange
Ummid.com is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.
© 2012 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.