Bhubaneswar: Concerned over the absence of practically 30 per cent of enrolled students from colleges in the present educational session, the Odisha School and Mass Education division has requested district collectors to devise a strategy to convey again students who could have dropped out of colleges.
School and mass training minister Samir Ranjan Dash stated solely 70 per cent students are attending bodily courses after reopening of colleges this year as per the evaluation of the each day attendance determine supplied by the District Education Officers. “It is seen that the attendance in Class-I to Class-V in case of districts like Malkangiri, Boudh, Gajapati, Sambalpur, Nuapada is less than the state average. In the Secondary Wing, performance of districts like Gajapati, Balangir, Bargarh, Sonepur, Nuapada, Cuttack, Khordha, Koraput, Ganjam, Boudh, Malkangiri, Keonjhar, Sambalpur is less than the state average. The overall attendance of Higher Secondary classes is abysmally low in Gajapati, Sonepur, Baragarh, Kandhamal and Nuapada districts, which is a matter of concern,” stated the minister.
With 60 lakh students enrolled in courses 1-12, the division estimates that 18 lakh have remained absent in the present educational session. During review conferences performed by the division, it has been noticed that many students passing out from Class-VIII will not be taking readmission in Class-IX and so they may be dropping out, the minister stated.
“As part of the strategy, the department will engage teachers, sarpanches or School Management and Development Committee presidents and women Self Help Group members for a micro-level survey to be conducted to list the dropout students. The teachers may also visit houses of the dropouts and discuss with their parents to know the reason for their absence from the school,” stated the minister.
The absence of over 30 per cent students from lecture rooms got here amid reviews of 43000 students bunking the annual highschool certificates examination this year. Though 5.71 lakh students had stuffed up types for the examination being performed by the Board of Secondary Education, round 5.3 lakh really wrote the examination which started on April 29 in 3,540 centres. After the examination ended on Saturday, the federal government discovered that 43,489 candidates had not appeared. The absenteeism was extra marked in districts like Mayurbhanj, Ganjam, and Bolangir.