School Dropout Rate in Kashmir Alarming 25.33%

KL Report

SRINAGAR

The government on Monday revealed that the ratio of dropout rate in Jammu and Kashmir is alarming 25.33 percent as compared to only 14.54 percent at the national level dropout rate.

The government was responding to a question of Naeem Akhtar Andrabi of PDP in legislative Council.

While quoting the data provided by United District Information System of Education (U-DISE), the government said that lack of awareness of the parents to admit their girls in the institutions is being impaired is one of the major reasons of higher dropout rates in Kashmir valley as compared to Jammu region. “Besides, economic awareness is also one of the basic reasons,” the government added.

The government response revealed that Islamabad district has the highest rate of dropouts in Kashmir valley with 46.61 percent.

Srinagar has the lowest rate of 10.16 percent, Ganderbal 35.66, Bandipora 38.91, Baramulla 38.17, Pulwama 29.02, Budgam 43.18, Shopian 36.37, Kupwara 39.30 and Kulgam district has a rate of 40.71 percent dropout rate.

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