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Bihar improves primary education score

According to the Annual Status of Education Report 2007 for the rural areas, Bihar has shown a considerable decline in the percentage of ‘out of school children’ in the age group of 6-14, down from 12.8 per cent in 2006 to 6.3 per cent in 2007.

Patna: Bihar has witnessed a considerable decline in the percentage of ‘out of school children' in the age group of 6-14, down from 12.8 per cent in 2006 to 6.3 perc ent in 2007.

According to the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2007 for the rural areas, the state has also witnessed a major decline in the number of girl child not attending schools.

While the 2006 data reveals that nearly 17.6 per cent of girls in the age group 11-14 years were out of school in the state, the last year (2007) has seen the number drop to 9.7 per cent.

The ASER that was recently released by Planning Commission Vice Chairman Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia ranks Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh as the top three states in education.

The state government has also witnessed a substantial jump in percentage of children going to government primary schools, which is higher than the national average. The number has increased to 84.1 per cent in 2007 as compared to 72.2 per cent in 2006. The national average of enrolment in primary schools is 75.3 per cent.

According to a Government of Bihar communiqué, the states success in meeting the primary education challenge can be attributed to its four schemes—Mukhya Mantri Samagra Vidyalaya Vikas Yojana, Mukhya Mantri Balika Poshak Yojana, Mukhya Mantri Balika Cycle Yojana and Mukhya Mantri Samagra Shiksha Purshkar Yojana.

"All these schemes have collectively contributed for enrolment and enhancement of retention in government primary schools," the state government said.
—iGovernment Bureau

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Main chahta hoon ki primary school har jagah gaon/mohallah main khool de jaye. taake bihar main koi bhi anparh na rahe or garibi door ho. aur sub ko rojgar miley. 'Nitish Kumar' ke aane se bihar main jayeda changing aaya hai aur education per jayadha dehyan de rahe hai.

M. Sahid
New Delhi

Its very pleasing to know that primary education is improving in Bihar. Inspite of so many constraints we are doing wonders in studies. I have no doubt that the process will gain momentum under Vikash Purush " Nitish Kumar". Now its our responsbility to contribute in this process. I want to open primary school in small villages where I could provide quality education so that they can compete with the rest in all aspects. I want to start the process as soon as possible. I request all the persons for their nobel suggestion.

Insha allah ek din aisa aaega jab Bihar hamara sab se educated state hoga.
aur wo din door nahi hai… I love my state very much…hmmmmma.... meri jaan Bihar.

PLEASE AAP MUJHE BATAIE KI SABSE JADA EDUCATIONAL PERCENT BIHAR KE KIS CTY OR VILLAGE ME HAI OR SABSE KAM

PLEASE
ASHITOSH MISHRA
09910378483

Very good improvement in primary education.

It augurs good to know Bihar education awareness has just improved and enrollment % is slowly improving, but as brother Pankaj has pointed out towards a crucial factor which would decide the impact of enrollment in school in real ground is not enrollment but it's quality what Bihar government is providing. I am very much appreciable to Nitish government to pay its huge attention towards primary education at the very point of the age a child and his/her parents sense the importance of education not only in person's life but future growth of the country also depends on the same. But the realization of the importance of primary education itself needs to be taken on priority basis from Bihar government side and make people more and more aware of that otherwise all efforts will go in vain until and unless people themselves stand up to protect the future of Bihar and in turn the same for the country.

It is with a slight hint of doubt that one (a proud Non Resident Bihari)would take the figures but still, if true, great news for the impoverised state. Now the attendance sheet completed, it is time to make every child grasp the letters. I have no doubt that Bihari students are one of the brightest lots anywhere in India and if given proper facilities to groom, they would do wonders in education field or any other field for that matter. The social environment has to change for the better for the average impressionable minds of growing children to foresee a rosy future for them. Things are definitely improving, one hears.

it is astonishing to know that Bihar is improving the elementry education in terms of enrolemnt. But i have doubt that the above data of ASER is corect. i have visited many places of Bihar regarding knowing the situation of primary education. in one district, the govt. data are showing that only 6400 children are Out of SChool but the UNICEF data has counted it in many more thousand.....

This is great to feel that Bihar is on development path with all its positive effort, as reflected in the article. But it is more important to know 'bout the quality education and participation of community in the development of education as well it quality. Only data of enrollment and attendace will not be sufficient. It is required to assess the role of community and empower them to bring about real change at the ground. There should be emotional bounding of community with school and education of children. Community required to be sensitize and make them understand how important 'education' is and how children will shape their future and play their role in development of corresponding society.

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