Module to compile Out-of-school children’s data

Education ministry has developed an online module to compile data on out-of-school children. Ministry has also asked states and union territories to upload a quarterly progress report.

About the Module

  • Under this online module, data on out-of-school children should be mapped with special training centres (STCs) of Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan.
  • Compilation of these data set will help in bringing back those children to school classroom. Thus, this module is in line with the key focus of new national education policy.
  • Information of all identified out-of-school children and STCs will be uploaded at block level under Block Resource Coordinator.
  • Quarterly progress report and user manual will be shared on portal.

Why this module was developed?

This module was developed as experts and academicians were of the view that, millions of students dropped out of schools amid the covid-19 pandemic as educational institutions are not open and are taking classes online. Reverse migration has also worsened the scenario.

Samagra Shiksha

It is an integrated scheme for school education which extends from pre-school to class XII. It ensures inclusive and equitable quality education at all the levels in school. This scheme was launched by subsuming Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Teacher Education (TE) and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA). It mainly focuses on improving quality of school education by emphasising on two T’s- Teacher and Technology.

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