Bengaluru: Government schools witness reversal of fortunes, register jump in admissions

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Sep 24: The government primary and high schools which have been witnessing a steady slump in the number of students since the last 14 years have created a record of sorts for the new academic year 2020-21. As compared to the previous year, 1.06 lac new students have got admission into the government schools. This figure is as of September 23.

Out of 1.05 crore students who were in the books of the schools last year, 85 lac have got themselves admitted again. 45 lac students have got admissions in aided and unaided private schools while 40 lac students have been admitted into government schools. Admissions will continue till the September 30 and 50,000 more students are expected to get admission.

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Sources in the department of education said that in 2006-07, 53.4 lac students had got admitted into government schools, which fell to 41.26 lac in 2019-20. Over the years, the admissions into government schools became lesser by an average of 1.5 lac per year. However, the trend has reversed this year. This is a refreshing development amid the claims that parents are dithering from sending their children to government schools, sources in the department said.

There are 48,004 government schools including primary and secondary education. In 31,03 schools, the admission of students has gone up this time. In several schools, the number of students swelled to double the current strength, while many schools have seen a 50 per cent increase. The sources said they expect to see a new record being created in the admission of students.

Primary and secondary education minister, S Suresh Kumar said that there are reasons for the increase in the admissions. Lessons through 'Chandana' channel, house to house visits by teachers to check, which reminds one of 'Gurukul' model etc have been undertaken to strengthen the government schools, he stated.

Reasons for increased admissions have been attributed also to the economic crisis arising out of corona, schools supporting the poor and middle-income families, confidence about better quality education, and a result of 'Vidyagama' scheme implementation.

Suresh Kumar said that the middle and lower-middle-income families are slowly but firmly turning towards government schools. He said that this has increased the responsibility of the education department.




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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Fri, Sep 25 2020

    Yes... This is really good. This year also there has been no discount in fees in private schools inspite of less salary and no jobs due to pandemic. That too, fees are collected in April/May and from remaining students in June by sending messages. Still, there are complaints teachers have not got salary... Even last year whole year's fees schools have collected. Why haven't they paid to teachers 2019-2020? Where parents can go. They have to educate their children.....Good development...Studying everywhere same if the child is capable enough to study and parents are capable to teach. This is what happening in private schools also. Even after sending to the private schools, children are taught either by tuition teacher or by the parents or students teach other... God bless you students... Study hard.. Don't see the prestige but see the success.. .

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Sep 25 2020

    People don't have money for expensive Laptops & Mobiles ...

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  • Vish, Udupi

    Thu, Sep 24 2020

    Good to hear that the the admission numbers in Government schools are increasing and this should encourage the Government and the Corporate sector to join together and enhance the infrastructure of the Government schools. This trend would also make the Private schools to avoid including meaningless segments in their fees structure.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Sep 24 2020

    We still have hope in Acche Din ...

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  • Sr.sadhana, Mogarnad

    Thu, Sep 24 2020

    it is not rejoicing. But we have to feel pity on economy.

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  • Azeez Vittal, Dxb

    Thu, Sep 24 2020

    It's a repercussion of poor crisis management. More number people may go back to the below poverty line. It's a clear indication of that. Had the government taken appropriate measures to tackle economic crisis, our economy would have been better.

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  • M.Mathias, Mangalore

    Thu, Sep 24 2020

    It is because of death of money or negative economy.

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  • Charles D'Mello, Pangala

    Thu, Sep 24 2020

    It does not matter where you study. If you find a good teacher you may study in a bit easy way. If you find a bad teacher, you will have to study with a lot of more efforts. In both ways you will learn the way of life for sure, if you are intended to learn. This fact I am stating after completing my learning in school and also becoming a lecturer in a college.

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Thu, Sep 24 2020

    It is mostly in technical field that you will have a problem. Don't find any govt syllabus students clearing entrance to IIT/NIIT. Good news is that you can still succeed in UPSC.

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  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Thu, Sep 24 2020

    This is good sign of wisdom mostly those affected by financially due to corona but nevertheless in govt school/colleges also you can see the competent education. Good going ! leave that private school those for only to collect the DONTATION FEES and evade the TAXATION

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Thu, Sep 24 2020

    This is a very bad thing indicating the scale of the economic crisis. Trust a minister to spin it like it is good development.

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