The Jharkhand government has taken a big step to improve school attendance and lower dropout rates: it has chosen to label children who miss 30 days in a row as dropouts. The education department has approved this strategic move, which is aimed at the 1.5 lakh children who are currently enrolled in government schools but rarely show up for class.
All district education officers have received the instruction, which instructs them to locate these absentee kids as soon as possible and take the appropriate action to reintegrate them into the school system. The education administration has also requested that school management committees keep a careful eye on student attendance and report any cases of extended absences as soon as possible.
The government’s broad goal to improve overall attendance, reduce dropout rates, and raise the state’s educational bar is the foundation of this effort. The Jharkhand government hopes to create a more vibrant learning environment and enhance the state’s educational system overall by proactively reintegrating pupils who have been away for a long time.