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Gujarat class 10 board results show 'sharp decline' in education level: RTE Forum

By Our Representative
The Right to Education (RTE) Forum has regretted that the results of the class 10 Gujarat board examinations suggest a sharp decline in the level of education in Gujarat, with only 60.64% students having passed, which is 6.33% lower than the previous year. Also, this year, only 1,671 students passed with A-1 grade, whereas last year’s figure was 4,974 students.
Further, this year there has been an increase in students passing out in D grade, 13,977, as against last year’s 6,288 students. Calling this a “worrying picture” of education in the state, the RTE Forum in a statement said, this suggests the claims of development by the Gujarat government are hollow.
Seeking serious consideration of declining level of education in Gujarat, state RTE Forum convenor Mujahid Nafees, who heads the Minority Coordination Committee, said, that in 2019, a survey conducted by the state government revealed that 12,000 primary schools are running with just one or two teachers, 9,000 primary schools do not have a playground, 11,376 primary schools are running under cement sheds, and 10,000 classrooms are in a dilapidated state.
Further, he quoted the state education minister, who said in December 2019 in the state assembly to say that there are 2,371 vacancies at the secondary level, including for the posts of 494 English and 884 science and mathematics teachers. Further, 4,020 posts are vacant at the higher secondary level.

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