Bhubaneswar: The school density in Odisha remained stagnant at 23 and remained under the nationwide common through the years 2014-19, the Comptroller and Auditor Common of India (CAG) stated in a report.
In its newest report on the end result in greater training within the State, the CAG stated the variety of universities had elevated from 21 to twenty-eight and the universities from 705 to 883 through the interval from 2014-15 to 2018-19. The typical enrollment per school had elevated from 606 to 682 through the interval.
Nonetheless, the faculty density (variety of faculties per 1 lakh inhabitants of 18-23 years) has remained fixed at 23 and was low as in comparison with the nationwide common and the higher performing States, the CAG stated within the report, which was tabled in Meeting on Thursday night.
The school density in any respect India-level has been elevated from 27 in 2014-15 to twenty-eight in 2018-19. There additionally stays an enormous hole within the school density in Odisha (4.19 crore inhabitants) and States with comparable inhabitants like Kerala (3.34 crore) and Andhra Pradesh (4.94 crore), the auditor stated.
The CAG additionally noticed that the division of upper training (DHE) had neither made any evaluation nor ready grasp plans for institution of recent authorities faculties in blocks, municipalities and NACs, regardless of having provision within the Orissa Training Guidelines, 1991.
The final authorities school in Odisha was established within the yr 1991. It was solely after a considerable hole, eight mannequin diploma faculties have been established within the educationally backward districts in 2016-17.
Jharsuguda, Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara districts didn’t have a authorities school until 2018-19. Equally, 19 blocks have been devoid of any sort of greater academic institute and solely 12 per cent of the federal government faculties have been current within the rural areas, it says.
Inhabitants of SC (17.13 per cent) and ST (22.85 per cent) classes represent about 40 per cent of the entire inhabitants of the State. The CAG noticed that 15 blocks of six districts with greater than 60 per cent SC and ST inhabitants within the State don’t have any diploma faculties.
There was no long run imaginative and prescient on the a part of the DHE to supply a steady supporting mechanism for the scholars and enhance outcomes, CAG added.