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Dropout Rate Of Girls In Secondary Education At 17.3% In 2018-19: WCD Ministry

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Dropout rate of girls: In a study by the Women and Child Development Ministry (WCD) the average dropout rate of girls in 2018-19 was recorded.

The dropout rate of girls was recorded at 17.3% in secondary education level and 4.74% at the elementary level.

The states that recorded high dropout rates among girls during the years included Karnataka, Assam, Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura.

Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani also said that the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights registered 111 complaints of child marriage in the year 2020. In her written reply in Lok Sabha, she further mentioned the average dropout rate from 2014 to 2019. These data included state and union territory-wise rates. 

According to the data, the average dropout rate was 18.39% at the secondary education level and 4.1% at the elementary level in 2017-18.

While in 2016-17, the rate was 19.81% at the secondary education level and 6.34% at the elementary level.

Further, the annual average dropout rate was 16.88% at the secondary education level and 4.09% at the elementary level in the year 2015-16.

In 2014-15 period, the dropout rate among girls was recorded as 17.79% at the secondary education level and 4.3% at the elementary level.