Jharkhand Education Department launched a drive to bring dropout kids back to school
Ranchi: The education department on Tuesday launched a month-long
‘Back to School’ campaign with an objective to enrol drop-out students
aged between five and 18 years and improve the overall attendance in
Education secretary Rajesh Sharma said that the scheme has several
purposes, including reducing dropout rate from schools. The state
government has estimated that around six lakh students dropped out
during two years of the pandemic out of which 4.23 lakh have been
enrolled in schools again.
The administration would also map the enrolment of students from
primary schools to the middle schools and from middle schools to high
schools to track down drop outs.
Sharma said, “The attendance of students since offline classes started has been unsatisfactory and even poor in many schools.The campaign aims to improve that.” The drive would also help in the enrolment of students in Class I which is underway at present, he added.
The Ranchi district administration also held a workshop to find ways to ensure success of the programme. Speaking at the event, deputy development commissioner Vishal Sagar said that the aim of the drive is to achieve 100 per cent attendance in schools. He added that cooperation of MPs, MLAs and the working representatives of panchayats should be taken to ensure the success of the programme.