In the report released by the department of school education and literacy, 13.9% of students of a total 11,21,917 enrolled in class nine and class 10 had dropped out during 2020-21, of which 14.3% are boys and 13.4% are girls.
In Telangana, a total of 69,64,553 students had been enrolled in pre-primary to class 12 during the said year.
According to the report, a total of 4,79,174 new students were admitted in class 1 in various schools across the state.
Of the total new admissions, 2,51,143 are boys and 2,28,031 are girls. Of which, 1,54,249 joined government schools and the remaining were enrolled in government-aided, private among other schools in the state.
In the year 2019-20, a total of 6, 05, 370 students were admitted.
“Although the impact of the pandemic was cross-cutting, this is particularly noticed in the enrollment of pre-primary, class 1 and children with special needs(CWSN), which may be attributed to postponement of admissions due to COVID-19,” read the report.
As per the report, enrollment of students in pre-primary level and class 1 has reduced by 29.1 lakh and 18.8 lakh respectively in 2020-21 as compared to 2019-20 in the country.
Total enrollment of CWSN in 2020-21 stood at 21.69 lakh as compared to 22.49 lakh in 2019-20 showing a decrease of 3.55% during 2020-21 as compared to 2019-20 across the country.
In Telangana, 43,216 CWSN were studying in class 1 to class 12 during 2020-21 as against 43,672 in 2019-20.
When it comes to teachers, a total of 3,20,216 were working in schools across Telangana in 2020-21 as against 3,05,597 in 2019-20.