Mar 12, 2014

School dropout scenario in India 'extremely high': UNICEF

The school dropout scenario in the country is "extremely high" as over 80 million children are not completing the full cycle of elementary education, while eight million are out of school over a period of years, according to UNICEF.

"The dropout is much much higher with girls," UNICEF representative to India, Louis-Georges Arsenault, said on the sidelines of a national seminar on India Human Development Report 2011 - Revisiting Polices/Programmes for Women and Children in Delhi on Tuesday. He further underlined that the dropout in schools were relatively higher in rural areas when compared to urban pockets.

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