The problem of school dropout has long been hurting our education system. While different governments have opted for different methods to control this problem, little impact is visible. Worse is the situation in the Northeastern part of the country, which still remains highly cut out despite years of efforts on part of the National governments. A recent data supports this fact.
The northeastern state of Nagaland has been found to have the most astounding dropout rate at the primary school level with a dropout rate of 19.4% in the entire nation while most other north eastern states have a dropout rate far over the national numbers.
While speaking in the upper house of the parliament, Rajya Sabha, the HRD minister Smriti Irani said, "In general the yearly normal dropout rate at the schools' primary level has lessened from 5.6% amid 2012-13 to 4.3% amid 2014-15."
In her answer, the minister pointed out that said absence of toilets in schools for young girls has been one reason for the girls to dropout from schools.
As per subtle elements of the Unified District Information System for Education (UDISE) shared by her, in 2014-15 Nagaland had the most elevated yearly normal dropout rate of 19.4%, with the second being Manipur with an 18% dropout rate.
A few other north eastern states "” Mizoram "“ 13%, Arunachal Pradesh - 10.9%, Meghalaya - 10.3% have a dropout rate in twofold figures, far over the national average.
Assam and Sikkim have a dropout rate of 7.4% and 4.6% respectively amid 2014-15. Tripura, be that as it may, was a special case, demonstrating a dropout rate of 3.6%, lower than the national normal.
While the vast majority of the states have demonstrated a decrease in dropout rate, the figure has expanded in the greater part of the northeastern states.