BHOPAL: Every year over 3 lakh students leave their studies from Class 9 and do not take admission in Class 10, because they are not proficient enough to clear the board exam.

According to data of school education department, the normal ratio of leaving school is around one lakh students per class per year.

The state government is promoting education awareness and trying to lure students to take admission in schools. In this process from Class 1 to 8, there is general promotion (without failing) which means the students are promoted to higher classes.

It is feared from the next session many students may leave school before Class 8, since if they have to face the Class 8 board exam, it is possible that many may fail.

In the current year 1, 43, 72, 572 students are enrolled in state schools.

Last year, 13, 39,144 students appeared in Class 9 school exams, but only 9, 50,144 students took admission in Class 10 (in current year 2017). This means almost 3, 90,000 students left school after Class 9, which is huge number.

Similarly in 2015, 13, 08,772 students studied in Class 9 and in 2016, only 9, 74,656 students took admission in Class 10. Around 3, 61,000 students thus left school. In 2014, 11, 69,008 students appeared in Class 9 school exams and in 2015, only 9, 34,063 of them took admission in Class 10. Around 2, 34,000 students left studies.

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