In a recent survey conducted, Gujarat was ranked on the 20th spot in a list of 21 states of India. This survey was conducted in context to the developments regarding the girl child education.
"Kanya Kelavani" and school enrollment drive was launched by the government in order to improve the existing conditions of the poor level of education of girls in the state. The government made several claims that the initiative is working in full swing and more and more girls are being educated and are benefited from this initiative and even the state is on the right track of development as it's young generation is given the right education. But, this survey has brought the reality to light. The poor development of the girl education was the consequence if this ranking which was achieved by the state. On this issue, Gujarat education minister Bhupendra Singh Chudasma said, "We are aware that the dropout rate among girls is high and hence we launched the enrollment drive even in class IX." He also said this would ensure that girls don't drop out after class VIII. He said the drop out ratio was not more than 20 per cent. "We are taking measures to ensure that girls study and the Government is dedicated to achieving 100 per cent literacy among the girls."
The various facts that were presented by the survey are:
"¢ All-India average of girls attending school, which is 83.8 per cent, is higher than Gujarat's by about 10 per cent.
"¢ In Bihar, 83.3 per cent of girls in the age group 15-17 years attend school; in Assam the figure is 84.8 per cent; in Jharkhand it is 84.1 per cent; in Chhattisgarh it is 90.1 per cent; in Madhya Pradesh it is 79.2 per cent; in UP it is 79.4 per cent; and in Odisha it is 75.3 per cent.
"¢ In Gujarat, education of girls in the age group of 10-14 years. Overall 73.5 per cent of girls in the state are literate. But, around 59 per cent have not studied beyond class X, and only 14.8 per cent have completed class XII. Of the 14.8 per cent who study beyond class X, only 7.3 per cent complete graduation.
"¢ Gujarat, with 73.4 per cent of girls in school, is at the 20th position among 21 major states and is just above Rajasthan which has 72.1 per cent.
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