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93K OSC will be back in schools for the next 3 school years: officials

93K OSC will be back in schools for the next 3 school years: officials

posted on August 28, 2022 | Author Riyaz Bhat

Srinagar, August 27: In Jammu and Kashmir, the education of over 93,000 out-of-school children (OSCs) will be restored over the next three school years by enrolling them in various government schools, officials said.

Samagra Shiksha Project Director, Deep Raj, said: “We have launched a survey called Talaash for children who have stayed out of school either by not enrolling themselves or by dropping out mid-term. path.

He said: “It is not just a survey, but an education census. In Jammu and Kashmir, education is about to be restored for children who have never been enrolled in a public or private school or who have dropped out of school halfway.

Raj said that during the investigation, the department captured the data of all 26,73,000 students enrolled in schools in Jammu and Kashmir. “We found that over 93,000 students are out of school. Now we plan to integrate all these out-of-school children (OOSC). »

The ministry rationalizes them with different methods. “In one method, we will re-enroll students based on the age of the CSO. In this case, we offer them a six-month bridge.

The project director further stated that for another category of students, the department will re-enroll students in accordance with the National Open School Institute (NIOS).

The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) provides opportunities for interested learners by making the various courses or study programs available through the Open and Distance Learning (ODL) mode.

“Right now, we plan to enroll all 93,000 CSOs over the next three years to get their education restored,” Raj said, adding that this year the department will attempt to streamline half of the CSO. .

“I cannot say that Samagra Shiksha will re-enroll all CSOs this year, but we are doing our best to restore and streamline the education of these students and hopefully over the next three academic years no child will will come out of the schools,” he added.