According to a well known NGO, 50% of Indian children aged 6-18 do not go to school.
CRY based on 7th All India Education Survey, 2002.
Ramses, Akruti, Curious, The Bard, Vaibhav, Prasad, Navin, Priya got it right
BangaloreGuy got close to it.
More information on Children and Education from the same source.
•In India, only 53% of habitation has a primary school
•In India, only 20% of habitation has a secondary school
•On an average an upper primary school is 3 km away in 22% of areas under habitations.
•In nearly 60% of schools, there are less than two teachers to teach Classes I to V
•On an average, there are less than three teachers per primary school. They have to manageclasses from I to V every day
•High cost of private education and need to work to support their families and little interest instudies are the reasons given by 3 in every four drop-outs as the reason they leave
•Dropout rates increase alarmingly in class III to V, its 50% for boys, 58% for girls
•1 in 40, primary school in India is conducted in open spaces or tents
•More than 50 per cent of girls fail to enroll in school; those that do are likely to drop out bythe age of 12.
Can we become a developed nation if this situation continues?
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