The report says the ability to read has shown a fall of nearly seven percentage points in 2022 as compared to 2018 in which 27.5 per cent Std II children could read a Std II textbook
Mallikarjun Kharge. File pic
Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Sunday alleged that the Central government has failed in the education front and students cannot read as per a report.
"Modi Govt's Report Card on 'Education' also earns an 'F' for Fail! Students in Std III who can read Std III textbooks declined to 20 per cent in 2022 from 25 per cent in 2014 Students in Std V who can read Std II textbooks declined to 42.8 per cent in 2022 from 50 per cent in 2014," Kharge said in his tweet on Sunday.
Kharge cited a report that says that reading ability of standard 3 children in the rural schools in the country has seen an alarming dip as only 20.5 per cent of children could read a Std II textbook.
The report says the ability to read has shown a fall of nearly seven percentage points in 2022 as compared to 2018 in which 27.5 per cent Std II children could read a Std II textbook.
The reading ability of children has fallen even below the 2012 level when 21.4 per cent of Std III students could read Std II textbooks.
The 2022 report also mentions a fall in children's ability to do basic mathematics and only 25.9 per cent Std III children could do basic arithmetics as compared to 28.2 per cent in 2018.
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