Rohtak, August 2
Government schools across the state have recorded a decline in the enrolment in Class I as compared to previous year in the first three months of the current academic session.
The academic session commenced on May 1.
Remote possibility of more admissions
A majority of the enrolments in Class I generally come in the first three months of the new academic session. There is now a remote possibility of touching the figure of last year this time. An official, Edu Dept
Enrolment will go up in coming days
The enrolment of children aged less than five has not yet been uploaded on the MIS portal. Since the admissions will continue till December, enrolment will increase considerably in the coming days. Diljeet Singh, DEEO
A total of 2,29,315 admissions were registered to Class-1 at government schools across the state in the last academic session. This year, the number has gone down. Only 1,23,624 children have taken admissions in Class I up to August 1.
Sources claim that Covid restrictions had forced parents to enrol their wards in government schools for two years, but since there is no such fear this year, parents are preferring private schools over government ones.
Meanwhile, the authorities in the Education Department claim that admissions up to Class VIII were on till the end of the academic session and hence, the number of enrolments would touch figure of the previous academic session later this year.
“A majority of the enrolments in Class I generally come in the first three months of the new academic session. There is now a remote possibility of touching the figure of last year this time,” said an official of the education department on the condition of anonymity.
As per the information, Nuh has recorded the highest admissions at 15,450 in Class I, followed by Karnal (7,768), Hisar (7,391), Sirsa (7248), Panipat (7,187), Gurugram (7,156), Faridabad (6895), Palwal (6,317), Jind (6,284), Sonepat (6,257), Kaithal (5,660), Fatehabad (5,309), Ambala (4,081), Bhiwani (4,038), Panchkula (3,928), Rohtak (2,903), Rewari (2,694), Mahendragarh (2,452), Jhajjar (2,300) and Charkhi Dadri (1,301).
Virendra Malik, District Education Officer, admitted the decline in the enrolment in government schools, stating that District Elementary Education Officer (DEEO) would be able to provide reasons responsible for the same.
Diljeet Singh, DEEO, said the enrolment of children aged less than five had not yet been uploaded on the MIS portal, adding that the number of such pupils was considerable in the state.
“Since the admissions will continue till December, enrolment will increase in the coming days,” said the DEEO.
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