Rajasthan: Falling Learning Rates, Fewer Mid-Day Meals And Lowest Female Literacy

BY Edit Platter Desk | PUBLISHED: 11 January 2017

Rajasthan – a state that has India’s fourth-lowest literacy rate – has signed understandings with the Tata Trusts (an Indian trust) and Khan Academy (a global nonprofit) to improve learning levels of students in government schools. The interventions are aimed at addressing the education crisis in Rajasthan, which recorded an overall literacy rate of 67% – less than Cameroon, Egypt and Ghana – and the country’s lowest female literacy rate (52.66%), according to Census 2011. Rajasthan’s female literacy rate is worse than the average for the Arab world and “fragile and conflict-affected” countries, according to World Bank data, reports Khushboo Balani. Click here to read this report.

Source - KHUSHBOO BALANI / The Wire

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11 January 2017