Over 49K Students Dropped Out Of Schools In Odisha

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash informed on Wednesday that as many as 49,098 students dropped out of higher secondary schools in the state.

In response to a question pertaining to the school dropout rate in Odisha posed by BJD MLA Soumya Ranjan Patnaik, Minister Dash informed the house.

The State’s rate is lower than the national average by 0.04%. Out of the 49,098 dropouts, 11,045 are scheduled caste students while 15,792 belong to the scheduled tribe, Minister said.

The highest number of dropouts, 6,731, are in Kalahandi, followed by Koraput 3,587 and Sundergarh 3,426, the data shared by the Minister revealed.

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