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High dropout rate in schools a matter of concern: Indian PM

Feb 06, 2013

The Right to Education needs to be fully utilised so that the country can reap the benefits of its demographic dividend, said the Indian Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh.

The Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh, has expressed concern on High dropout rate in schools after elementary level.

While congratulating Kendriya Vidyala for its role in nation building he said that the Right to Education needs to be fully utilized so that the country can reap the benefits of its demographic dividend.

He said that an educated and skilled workforce would help the economy to expand and become more productive. Dr Singh said the standard of teaching is not up to the mark.

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanghthan is celebrating its golden jubilee on Wednesday.

The Prime Minister inaugurated the golden jubilee celebrations in New Delhi and honoured teachers of Kendriya Vidhalaya at a ceremony in Vigyan Bhawan.

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanghthan has 1 thousand and 87 schools where 56 thousand 4 hundred and 45 teachers, educate about 1.12 million students.

SOURCE: DD News

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