29,000 students dropout of school in Haryana: Report

The Haryana School Shiksha Pariyojna Parishad (HSSPP) has set up 1,164 special training centres (STCs) across the state to try and bring these children to mainstream education.

29,000 students dropout of school in Haryana: Report 29,000 students dropout of school in Haryana (credit-Shutterstock)
Abhijit Srivastava | Aug 20, 2021 - 1:29 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: A survey conducted by the Haryana School Shiksha Pariyojna Parishad (HSSPP) found out that around 29,000 students have dropped out of school due to various reasons, the Tribune India reported. Most of them are children of migrant labourers or come from an economically weaker background.

The survey conducted from February 22 to March 15, 2021, revealed that the Nuh district saw the maximum dropouts of 8,671 and Mahendragarh was the only district in Haryana to have zero dropouts.

The report further said that the HSSPP has set up 1,164 special training centres (STCs) across the state to try and bring these children to mainstream education. Education volunteers will provide special training to children for nine months as per the HSSPP norms. Following this, students will then be put back into their age-appropriate classes by the end of February 22.

All STCs are required to accommodate 25-30 dropouts and these training centres will be set up in government schools.

One of the main reasons for the high school dropout rate is the lockdown induced by the global pandemic. The lockdown restricted all small scale businesses to function as a result of which many migrant labourers were displaced and out of jobs. And with a lack of resources and proper means of communication, the government could not keep track of the resultant loss of education of the children of these people.


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