SRINAGAR: The Ministry of Education (MoE) has said that in Jammu and Kashmir, there was a visible dropout trend among the students studying in Class VIII.
The Ministry has accordingly directed the Jammu and Kashmir administration to work on improving the issue.
MoE in the Project Approval Board (PAB) meeting said, “A dropout trend is visible in Class VIII. UT is requested to look upon the data school-wise in terms of data variation and work in coordination with UT labour department and capture the data of students pursuing ITIs and polytechnic and capture them into the database.”
In the meeting, Jammu and Kashmir’s administration informed the MoE that in order to improve the retention rate at the elementary and Primary levels, J&K UT, has developed and launched SAMIKSHA – performance Feedback of Teachers per Student.
“It is web-based and unique in nature. Besides, this STEER (Mentoring of Students) is being done and both the steps shall surely restore the confidence of parents and students in the education system in the state and will ensure to improve the retention rate,” it reads.
MoE was further informed that over the last two years, there is an increasing trend in enrolment and which reflects the faith of the parents in the government education System. “Last year, there was the hike of 17.34 per cent (2,17000) in the enrolment of the previous year,” it reads—(KNO)