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Delhi News: After Corona, studies returned to normal, but 3.48 lakh children did not reach school; What is the reason?

Highlights

Millions of children absent from school after the Corona period
Revealed from the data prepared by DCPCR
Illness and homecoming are the main reasons given

New Delhi. Life is almost back on track after the devastating corona transition period. Activities have returned to normal. The operation of schools has also become regular. Delhi’s government schools have also started opening regularly from April this year after the pace of COVID-19 infection stopped. Under the academic year 2022-23, the studies have started from 1st April 2022. Meanwhile, a shocking fact has come to the fore. Despite the regular opening of the school, more than 3 lakh students studying in Delhi’s government schools are not coming to school. This number is 18 percent of the total students studying in government schools. These students remained absent for 7 consecutive days or 20 consecutive days out of 30 working days. Generally, the main reason for this was illness or returning to their ancestral homes during the Corona period.

According to media reports, a total of 3,48,344 students remained absent continuously between April 1 and October 20, 2022. Out of these, the maximum number of students is in the age group of 11 to 16 years. 71.6 percent of the students of this age group did not reach the school. Around 19 per cent (1,35,558) students in the age group of 11 to 13 years have also been found absent. Apart from this, 16 percent of the students in the age group of 14 to 16 years did not come to school. As per the records, 55 percent of the boys and 45 percent of the girls were absent from the school. Let us tell you that during the Corona period, a large number of people had migrated from Delhi to their homes. Along with this, a large number of people also suffered from the disease.

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It is said that till 30 September 2022, 7516 students did not come to school for a single day. Attempts to contact their families also failed. According to the report published in ‘Indian Express’, this data has been prepared by the Commission for Protection of Child Rights (Delhi)-DCPCR. DCPCR has devised an early warning system, under which students are absent from class and try to reduce the drop out rate.

After the Corona epidemic, the academic session 2022-23 was started from April 1 this year. Along with this, the provision of compulsory attendance in government schools was also implemented. DCPCR officials contacted 73,513 students out of 3.48 lakh absent students. Out of these 41 percent of the parents of the students told that their children are not able to go to school due to illness. At the same time, parents of 25 percent of the students said that they had come to the village with their children, while the parents of 11 percent of the students said that they did not even know that their children were not going to school.

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