Muslim School Students Drop Out More Than National Average

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Muslim School Students Drop Out More Than National
Despite the implementation of the Right to Education in the country, lakhs of students are compelled to drop out of school each year. The Muslim community’s condition is the worst in this matter and the secondary school level drop-out rate of its students is higher than the national drop-out rate.

According to the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry, the national school drop-out rate in the year 2017-18 is 18.96%, whereas the school drop-out rate of Muslim students is 23.1%.

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Even though the Right to Education has been implemented, the government is proving ineffective in providing education to all students in the country.

Speaking of north India, the school drop-out rate of students in Haryana in the year 2017-18 was 13.4% but among Muslim students, this rate was 35.1%

The education model of capital Delhi is discussed enthusiastically but here too, the situation is dire. In Delhi, while 17.5% students dropped out of school in the year 2017-18, this rate was 25.1% among Muslim students.

In Punjab, while 12.4% students stopped going to school in the year 2017-18, this rate was 8% among Muslim students.

In Uttar Pradesh, while the average drop-out was 19%, among Muslims this rate was 12.9%.

In Madhya Pradesh, in the year 2017-18, while 24.2% students dropped out of school by the time they reached Class X, 24.4% Muslim students left studies the same year.

In Rajasthan, while a total of 10.5% students dropped out of school, this rate was 3.5% among the Muslim community.

In Bihar, in the year 2017-18, while 32% students left studies, 36.9% Muslim students were deprived of an education.

Among western Indian states, while 12.6% students dropped out of school in Maharashtra, 22.4% Muslim students were deprived of studies.

In Gujarat, while 20.6% students turned their backs on school, among Muslim students this rate was 4.3%.

In Goa, the average school drop-out rate was 7.3% but 30.7% students of the Muslim community stopped going to school.

Speaking of eastern states, in Odisha, in the year 2017-18, while 28.3% students dropped out of school in Classes IX and X, the drop-out rate among Muslim students was 47.4%. 

Similarly, in Assam, in the year 2017-18, while 33.7% students were dropping out of school in Classes IX and X, this rate was 41.7% among Muslim students.

In West Bengal, the drop-out rate for Muslim students was 22%, while the average drop-out rate was 14.6%.

Among south Indian states, in the year 2017-18, while the average school drop-out rate in Tamil Nadu was 16.2%, this rate was 12% among Muslim students. 

In Kerala, while the school drop-out rate was 12%, this rate was 24.6% among Muslim students. 

In Andhra Pradesh, while 22.9% students in Classes IX and X left studies, this rate was 23.3% among Muslim students.

In Karnataka, while 24.3% students stopped going to school, the drop-out rate among Muslim students was 27.3%.

According to the HRD ministry, the major reasons for dropping out of school are poverty, physical disability and failure to understand the importance of gainful employment.

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