1.8 lakh students with learning disability enrolled at primary schools:Govt

Updated on Jul 25, 2017 03:59 PM IST

Such students constitute 0.14% of the total 12.91 crore students enrolled across the country, the Union minister of state for HRD informed Parliament on Monday

According to the data, Goa has the highest percentage of students with learning disabilities (0.47) followed by Nagaland with 0.40%(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
According to the data, Goa has the highest percentage of students with learning disabilities (0.47) followed by Nagaland with 0.40%(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
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New Delhi As many as 1.82 lakh children with learning disabilities are enrolled at primary level in schools, according to the Unified District Information System for Education 2015-16, the Lok Sabha was informed on Monday.

According to data provided by Union minister of state for HRD Upendra Kushwaha, such students constituted 0.14% of the total 12.91 crore students enrolled across the country.

“Data is available under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, the programme for universalising elementary education for all children from 6-14 years of age, wherein 1.82 lakh children with learning disabilities are enrolled at primary level in all management schools as per Unified District Information System for Education (UDISE) 2015-16,” the minister said.

At the secondary and higher secondary level of schooling 19,613 students with learning disabilities were enrolled in all schools, which came to 0.03 per cent of the total enrolment, he said.

According to the data, Goa has the highest percentage of students with learning disabilities (0.47) followed by Nagaland with 0.40%.

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