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Mnp has better edn than nat’l average: NCERT
Correspondent IMPHAL, MAR 20:
Published on 21 Mar. 2011 12:38 AM IST
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Manipur is better off on most of the parameters in education sector as compared to the national average, a ‘Learning Achievement’ report of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) said.
There has been improvement in education indicator front since implementation of SSA, the report said, adding that the gross enrollment ratio and age specific net enrollment ratio at the primary level have improved from 86.36% and 39.15 in 2005-06 to 110.85% and 79.78% respectively at present.
The dropout rate at the primary and upper primary level has come down from 22.18% and 6.2% in 2007-08 to 10.31% and 2.2% respectively in the year 2009-10. The transition rate from primary to upper primary level has also improved from 77.02% in 2007-08 to 83.72% in 2009-10, said the ‘Learning Achievement’ study.
The report said that with the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education under the Right to Education Act, 2009 coming into force in the state, the spade work for successful implementation of RTE Act 2009 has started.
Manipur is the first state in the north east to notify state rules for implementing the RTE Act. Various rights based policies like eight years elementary education cycle, no detention policy, no board exam till completion of elementary education, no corporal punishment and expulsion, guidelines on private tuition, screening procedure and capitation fees have been notified, NCERT study stated.
Meanwhile, a government report said that the new programme of universalization of secondary education such as Rashtriya Madhyamic Shiksha Abhiyaan (RMSA) has begun in the state, the report said, adding that strengthening and creation of additional infrastructure were also initiated in 224 secondary and higher secondary schools, while another 67 junior high schools are upgraded under the programme.

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