Percentage of dropouts has decreased, and more girls, SC, ST, and OBC students are enrolled in higher education: President Murmu |



NEW DELHI: On Wednesday, President Droupadi Murmu stated that government initiatives have reduced the nation’s dropout rate and increased the number of girls enrolled in higher education. During a joint session of Parliament at the start of the Budget session, she stated that the number of Scheduled Caste students has increased by approximately 44%, Scheduled Tribe students by more than 65%, and OBC students by more than 44%.
“The dropout rate in the country has reduced due to efforts of my government. The enrolment of girls in higher education has increased. Enrolment of Scheduled Caste students has increased by about 44 pc, that of Scheduled Tribe students by more than 65 pc and that of OBC by more than 44 pc,” Murmu said.
She noted that education of children in families having ‘pucca’ houses has improved and has resulted in a decline in the dropout rates.
“My government is continuously taking new initiatives for the education and skill development of India’s youth. For this, a new National Education Policy was framed and is being implemented rapidly. In the National Education Policy, emphasis has been laid on education in mother tongue and Indian languages. Teaching of subjects like engineering, medical, law has been started in Indian languages,” the president said.
“To provide quality education to school students, my government is working on more than 14,000 ‘PM Shri Vidyalayas’. Out of these, more than 6000 schools have started functioning,” she added.




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