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In 3 days, survey finds 640 ‘out of school students’ in PMC limits; quantity might rise additional

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The first train to map ‘out of school students’ within the state, which began on March 1, has revealed some alarming numbers in Pune. So far, within the 82,310 households surveyed within the metropolis, 640 kids have been discovered to be out of the college system utterly. These college students, aged between 6 and 14 years, are neither enrolled in any metropolis college nor are they attending on-line lessons in any kind.
Since the Covid-19 pandemic broke out final yr, one of many greatest issues has been that college students, particularly these from economically weaker sections and migrant populations, will drop out of the training system as a result of shutdown of faculties and hostels. With their dad and mom struggling to earn a livelihood, the priority is that many underage college students might even be put to work to complement household incomes.
A state-wide survey on college students of school-going age, which began in Maharashtra on March 1, goes door-to-door in each district. In Pune metropolis, over 3,500 academics are engaged within the activity.
Suresh Jagtap, further municipal commissioner of PMC, mentioned preliminary experiences discovered that 640 college students have been out of faculty, 30 college students from Pune metropolis had migrated elsewhere with their households whereas 97 college students from outdoors Pune have migrated into the town with their households.
“This is the initial figure… it will rise since the survey will continue till March 10. However, it may be a representative figure since we have asked our teachers not to go into housing societies or areas where Covid-19 cases are high. Maybe later, once cases are fewer, we will survey those areas as well,” he mentioned.