Thiruvananthpuram (SunstarTV Bureau): The Kerala Education Minister C Raveendranath on Monday informed that Kerala records lowest dropout rate of school students in the year 2019-20, and has achieved the lowest dropout rate in India.
The Education Minister in Kerala Assembly today stated, “Kerala was able to achieve the lowest school dropout rate of 0.11 among the states. The Higher Secondary school dropout rate is just 0.15 percent while as per the Minister of Human Resource Development (MHRD) the national average is 17.06 percent. In Kerala we were able to bring down the Upper Primary dropout rate to 0.06 percent.”
“Due to modernization of the educational system along with making high-tech labs in all government run aided schools, Kerala was able to achieve this milestone. In the MHRD’s performance index, for the last two years Kerala was able to come to the top,” he further said.
Sighting above Covid-19 scenario, the minister said reducing the syllabus was not the solution, but giving emphasis to the focus areas of the syllabus is the key, and necessary.
“The classes for 10th standard students finished yesterday and classes for 12th will be completed in the next two weeks. The revision will take place after it with the students being given portions, the focus area from each chapter in a subject,” he said.
“The state is developing to conduct examinations among the new educational approach,” said the Kerala Education Minister.
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