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Annual Status of Education report released by NGO Pratham

Published on January 19, 2023
Current Context: Despite the pandemic-related school cancellations, the overall enrollment counts grew from 97.2% in 2018 to 98.4% in 2022. The NGO Pratham published the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) 2022, which documents the effects of school closures in 2020 and 2021 as well as the return of students to the classroom in 2022.
Annual Status of Education report released by NGO Pratham
  • Enrolment Numbers:
    • The overall enrollment rate for students aged 6 to 14 rose from 97.2% in 2018 to 98.4% in 2022.
    • From 65.6% in 2018 to 72.9% in 2022, children enrolled in government schools saw a dramatic increase, reversing another pattern of a continuous decline in student enrolments recorded since 2006.
    • Additionally, the percentage of kids in this age range (3 to 16) who are not actively enrolled decreased to 1.6% from 2.8% in 2018, the lowest level ever.
  • Degrees of Literacy
    • Children's fundamental literacy levels have significantly declined, with their reading skills deteriorating far more quickly and falling to pre-2012 level than to their numeracy abilities.
    • From 27.3% in 2018 to 20.5% in 2022, the proportion of Class 3 students in public and private schools who could read at the level of Class 2 decreased.
    • From 50.5% in 2018 to 42.8% in 2022, the proportion of Class 5 students in public and private schools who can at least read a text at the Class 2 level declined.
    • For children in Class 8, the declines in fundamental reading skills are less severe.
  • Math Abilities
    • In Class 3, the proportion of students who could at least subtract decreased from 28.2% in 2018 to 25.9% in 2022.
    • In India, the percentage of Class 5 students who can perform division has also decreased somewhat, from 27.9% in 2018 to 25.6% in 2022.

Question:

Q.1 Who releases the Annual Status of Education report?
a. NGO Pratham
b. Ministry of education
c. NGO Shiksha
d. Vidya India
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