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ONLY 22% OF SCHOOLS HAD INTERNET IN LAST ACADEMIC YEAR:MINISTRY DATA

New Delhi 2nd July 2021



The Education Ministry released data on Thursday which showed that, only 22% of schools

in India had interns facilities in the last academic year in which schools were closed due to

the pandemic.

For the year 2019-20, among government schools, less than 12% had internet facilities

while less than 30% had functional computer facilities. As per the report among the major

states only Kerala, and other Union territories had more than 90% of schools with

computer facilities. This inadequacy of resources has negatively affected the digital

education options available to schools during the pandemic. The Unified District

Information System for education Plus (UDISE+) report collected data from more than 15

lakh schools across India. The experts have warned that the dropout rate at secondary which

was at 17% for the year 2019-20, would likely surge in the coming years due to the

pandemic.

This report shows that the alternative way of teaching children throng online medium had

been effective in some states thus creating a clear digital divide and thus affecting the future

of children in India.

By Amil Geo Tom

Research Intern, Stambh Organisation

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