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Tripura jumps at 8th place in country's education map

Written by: Staff
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Agartala, Aug 09 (UNI) The tiny hilly North-Eastern state of Tripura has marked a tremendous progress in education by grabbing the eighth position from 12 last year in the country, next to Mizoram.

Addressing newsmen here Education Minister Keshab Majumdar said he received the information from the Union Human Resource Development Ministry (HRD) last night.

Each year the HRD ministry publishes a report after enquiring about the progress in educational field of the states. The first two states are Kerala and Jammu and Kashmir.

The drop-out rate in Tripura has also slashed remarkably, official sources added.

In 2004-05 the drop-out figure in class five was 50 per cent which had come down to 19,while in classes six to eight it had rolled down to 29 per cent from 60, the minister said.

He further added that the state government was working hard to bring down the drop-out rate to zero.

From the ninth to tenth standard, the drop-out per cent was 86 which had come down to 74. In case of higher education, the drop-out rate had also slumped and in fact the number of students had increased.

All the four districts in the state were brought under the purview of 'sarba sikhsa abhiyan' while in Manipur and Nagaland only one district each of the total 9 and 8 respectively were brought under the purview of the scheme. In Asom of the 23 districts, 22 had been covered while in Meghalaya it had been implemented in six of the seven districts.

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