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Sunday, 6 November 2016

Dismal Condition of Enrolment of Children with Special Needs - Bhubaneshwar

It has been reported that only two percent of disabled children are in schools and 0.5 to 0.6 percent of them comprise girls.

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The enrolment of children with special needs especially girls are in a bleak condition in the State. The National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA) report points out that 74,805 disabled children are enrolled in Class I to V  of which, o.6 percent are girls i.e. about 30,641 and there are 40,243 students in this category in Class VI-VIII  and out of which 0.74 percent are girls i.e. about 17,165.
Overall in the country, a recent report pointed out 2.6 million disabled children either never been to school or had to drop out. The report has pointed out higher literacy rate for disabled in urban areas at 68% than in rural areas which is 49%. The census report across all age group reports that the literacy rate among the disabled has increased from 49% in 2001 to 54.5% in 2011 was much lower than the overall literacy rate of 74%. The differences in the literacy rate between males and females is wider in rural than in urban areas.
Source : ENA India , 3rd Nov 2016 

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