Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ today released the Report on United Information System for Education Plus (UDISE) 2019-20 for School Education in India. As per the report, Gross Enrolment Ratio at all levels of school education has improved in 2019-20 compared to 2018-19. Pupil-Teacher Ratio has also improved at all levels of school education.
Enrolment of girls from primary to higher secondary has increased substantially by over 14 lakh in 2019-20 as compared to 2018-19. Between 2012-13 and 2019-20, the Gender Parity Index at both Secondary and Higher Secondary levels have improved. Enrolment of Divyang students has increased by over 6.5 per cent over 2018-19.
The UDISE report shows a remarkable improvement in the number of schools with functional electricity, with functional computers, internet facility in 2019-20 over the previous year.
Another major improvement is seen in the number of schools with hand wash facility. In year 2019-20, more than 90 per cent schools in India had hand wash facility as compared to around 36 per cent in 2012-13.