Better facilities in rural schools, but learning levels still low: ASER

SHIMLA- Despite steady improvement in the infrastructure of schools in rural areas across the country, students continue to perform badly, shows the ‘Annual Status of Education Report’ (ASER) of 2014, that was released in the capital on Tuesday. Reading levels remained low, while Math continues to be a serious source of concern. there has been no improvement in the students’ ability to read English at a lower primary grade.

ASER is a largest annual household survey of children in rural India on the status of schooling and basic learning. ASER team had visited 15,206 government schools across rural India. The proportion of schools with useable toilets for girls has gone up from 32.9% in 2010 to 53.3% in 2013 to 55.7% in 2014. In four states, more than 75% schools visited had useable girls’ toilets. These states are Gujarat, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana. ~ DNA/photo:Jagran Post

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