December 10, 2023

Why in news ?

Recently, the Union Education Minister released the Report on United Information System for Education Plus (UDISE+) 2019-20 for School Education in India.


Total Students:

  • In 2019-20, total students in school education from pre-primary to higher secondary have crossed 26.45 crore. This is higher by 42.3 lakh compared to 2018-19.

Gross Enrolment Ratio:

  • Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) at all levels of school education has improved in 2019-20 compared to 2018-19.
    • Upper Primary Level increased to 89.7% from 87.7%.
    • Elementary Level increased to 97.8% from 96.1%.
    • Secondary Level increased to 77.9% from 76.9%.
    • Higher Secondary Level increased to 51.4% from 50.1%.
  • GER is the number of students enrolled in a given level of education, regardless of age, expressed as a percentage of the official school-age population corresponding to the same level of education.
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