Since yesterday, schools in Gujarat have been reopened for 9th and 11th class students and student attendance has dropped by 30%.
Schools and colleges in Gujarat have been reopened for classes 10 to 12 from January 11 as fears of a corona epidemic have receded and schools and colleges are reopening in many parts of the country. Even though the schools are open, the students have not yet started coming to school fully. According to the attendance register last Monday, 50% of students in class 10 and 54% of students in class 12 were reported.
This was followed by the opening of schools for the 9th and 11th classes from February 1 yesterday. But student attendance at the school is reported to be less than 30%. According to data compiled by the state Department of Education, the overall enrollment in the 9th grade was 27%, with nine percent in Dahot’s tribal districts and 13 percent in Chota Udaipur. Only 28% of the total students in the 11th class have reported attendance. Of these, 9% were in Dahod, 15% in Ahmedabad, and 17% in Chota Udaipur, according to the state education department.
Bharat Ghazibara, general secretary, Gujarat Self-funded Schools Management Committee, said, “It has been more than 20 days since the start of direct classes for 10th and 12th classes. Schools with their own transportation facilities are said to have higher student attendance compared to other schools.