Tripura aims to bring back dropout kids to school

As part of the School Cholo Abhiyan, the department will set out on a mission to conduct a thorough investigation to re-enroll all dropout kids in the state's 4,300 schools, a representative announced on Saturday.

PTIUpdated: Saturday, July 09, 2022, 04:23 PM IST
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Agartala: According to an official in the state, the Tripura government has made the decision to readmit all the pupils in the age range of 6 to 14 who had to leave their studies due to the Covid pandemic. The decision was made after the education department conducted a survey and discovered that 8,850 kids in Classes 1 through 8 had quit their classes because physical education classes had been closed for two years because to the Covid outbreak.

As part of the School Cholo Abhiyan, the department will set out on a mission to conduct a thorough investigation to re-enroll all dropout kids in the state's 4,300 schools, a representative announced on Saturday. Under a new programme called "Earn with Learn," third-year college students and volunteers will conduct the survey work, he said.

The volunteers will determine the precise number of dropout pupils and, after persuading their parents, bring them back to the classrooms. The official stated that it would begin later in July. If a volunteer can return a dropout kid to the school, they will be given Rs 500. The department anticipates working with 10,000 volunteers, all of whom will will be assisted by the concerned social health activists and anganwadi workers.

Additionally, a strategy has been developed to provide school backpacks to children in kindergarten through class two who attend government-run or -aided institutions. "1,51,719 bangs in total will be needed, costing Rs 7.58 million. Soon, the tender will be floated "explained the official. Every lady student who is promoted to Class IX receives a bicycle as a means of encouragement. About 23,000 female pupils are estimated to profit from it this year.

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