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Delhi spends more per person on education than all other states in India. It invested Rs 1,753 in 2008-09,as compared to the Rs 1,098 spent by the other states...

Written by Deepu Sebastian Edmond | New Delhi |
July 13, 2009 5:09:09 am

* Delhi spends more per person on education than all other states in India. It invested Rs 1,753 in 2008-09,as compared to the Rs 1,098 spent by the other states

* The total number of students enrolled in Delhi schools in 2006-07 stood at 33.95 lakh. This number rose to 34.92 lakh in 2007-08. However,the total number of schools in Delhi fell from 5,036 to 5,022

* Pre-primary and primary schools saw a drop from 2,646 in 2006-07 to 2,620 in 2007-08

* Enrolment in pre-primary and primary schools,however,rose from 17.5 lakh to 17.6 lakh

* Middle schools saw the number of students enrolled rise from 8.88 lakh to 9.39 lakh. Only three middle schools were added in 2007-08; their number consequently went up to 643

* The percentage of girl students hovers around 47 per cent in primary,middle,secondary and senior secondary classes. The 16.35 lakh girl students studying in all Delhi schools account for 46.82 per cent of total enrolment

* The female literacy rate in Delhi was 54.2 per cent in 2001

* Primary schools accounted for 29.18 per cent of total enrolment

* 27.1 per cent of children in primary classes,as well as 34.17 per cent of secondary and senior secondary children are in private schools

* The number of children expected to enrol in primary schools in March 2007 was 19.78 lakh but only 17.6 lakh turned up. It was slightly better for middle schools,where 9.39 lakh students registered against the expected 9.69 lakh

* As far as the number of students who were expected to enrol for secondary education is concerned,only 7.93 lakh turned up against the expected 14.43 lakh

(Source: Education,177,Economic Survey of Delhi,2008-2009)

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