Even as the Right to Education Act completes five years, the quality of learning has declined and remains neglected in rural India, says a report by Pratham.
GN Bureau | January 15, 2015
The tenth annual status of education report (ASER), 2014, says while the elementary education has grown over the last few years, the learning is still in crisis. Only a small improvement is seen in reading and the overall situation with basic reading continues to be disheartening.
The report was released on Tuesday (January 13). The Pratham team covered over 5.6 lakh children from 16,497 villages of 577 rural districts across the country.
In 2014, 48.1% of class 5 children can read class 2 level text. The proportion was 46.8% in 2012 and 47% in 2013.
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