The Pawan Kumar Chamling government has debunked as 'inaccurate interpretation' the media reports quoting the Union Human Resources Development Ministry about higher drop out rate of students in Sikkim at 85 per cent and said that the actual figure stood at 25.42 per cent.
Apparently disagreeing with the criteria that may have been adopted by the Union HRD ministry to draw out the figure of students' drop out rate, the state government, in a rejoinder, has said that it has adopted a single window management and information system to track each and every student till the completion of his education by a single tracking system.
The mechanism has allowed the state HRD department to accurately collect the drop out rate using Co-hort analysis Methodology, which the state government, has claimed to be the most scientific methods available to assess school education system.
The drop out rate using the system being adopted in Sikkim stood at 25.42 per cent till 2007-08, it has said.
The state government has sought to counter the higher school drop out rate as projected by the Union HRD report saying that the children of migrant workers who leave the state upon completion of primary education for higher studies and the students belonging to floating and migrant population too have been counted among those dropping out from schools.