Thursday, February 15, 2007

Fewer class rooms in govt primary schools

NUEPA reports fewer classrooms in govt. primary schools

New Delhi -- The analytical report for Elementary Education in India 2005-06 by the National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA) has revealed that the average number of classrooms in government primary schools in few states of the country has shown downward trend in recent years.

In states like Arunachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab, average number of classrooms in primary schools run by state governments has decreased considerably compared to last year. Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand have least average number of classrooms among all states followed by Punjab and Arunachal Pradesh. Delhi has the highest difference of 4.3 in average number of classrooms between two consecutive report years 2004-05 and 2005-06. The NUEPA has also found that states like Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry, despite having sound infrastructure facilities are lagging in terms of number of girls scoring 60% or more in class IV and V examinations.

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