Union Minister of Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank Launches Report on UDISE 2019-20 | Daily Current Affairs 2021

Union Minister of Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank Launches Report on UDISE 2019-20

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UDISE 2019-20

The Unified District Information System for Education Plus report (UDISE+) for 2019-2020 was recently released by Union Minister of Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.

UDISE+ report highlighted some interesting facts, both positive and negative about the Indian school education system.

Key Points of the report:

  • As per the report, the Gross Enrolment Ratio at all levels of school education has improved in 2019-20 compared to 2018-19.
  • Enrolment of girls from primary to higher secondary has increased substantially by over 14 lakh in 2019-20 as compared to 2018-19.
  • Between 2012-13 and 2019-20, the Gender Parity Index at both Secondary and Higher Secondary levels has improved. The enrolment of Divyang students has increased by over 6.5 percent over 2018-19.
  • The report also shows a remarkable improvement in the number of schools with functional electricity, with functional computers, internet facilities in 2019-20 over the previous year.
  • Pupil-Teacher Ratio too has improved at all levels of school education.

Note: Pupil-Teacher Ratio is defined as “the average number of pupils per teacher, teaching at a specific level of education in a given school year.

  • In addition, a major improvement has been seen in the number of schools with hand wash facilities. In year 2019-20, more than 90 percent of schools in India had hand wash facilities as compared to around 36 percent in 2012-13.

What is UDISE+ report?

  • UDISE+, launched in 2018-2019, is the largest Management Information system in school education.
  • It covers 1.5 million schools, 8.5 million teachers, and 250 million children.
  • It was launched for speeding up data entry, reducing errors, improving data quality, and easing its verification.
  • It is an advanced and improved version of UDISE which was launched in 2012-2013 by integrating DISE for elementary education & SEMIS for secondary education.

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