Literacy rate for Muslims worse than SC/STs | India News

NEW DELHI: A decade and a part after the Sachar Committee highlighted the problem, a document from the Nationwide Statistical Place of job finds that Muslims are on quite a lot of yardsticks of educational marginalisation as unhealthy and even worse than SCs and STs.
The document presentations that some of the quite a lot of social teams, the literacy price for the ones elderly 7 yrs or extra was once the best for “others”, which is non-SC/ST/OBC inhabitants teams, at 91% for males and 81% for girls. This percentage declines to 84% for OBC males and 69% for OBC ladies. For SCs, the ratio was once 80.3% for males and 64% for girls and for STs 78% for males and 61% for girls.
Amongst non secular teams, 88% of Christian males and 82% of girls had been literate, the best proportions for each genders. This was once adopted via Sikhs and Hindus. The literacy price of 80.6% amongst Muslim males was once similar to that for Dalits and marginally upper than the velocity amongst tribals. The literacy price for Muslim ladies was once upper than Dalit or tribal ladies, however less than for girls of some other non secular staff.

The gross attendance ratio (folks attending a degree of schooling as a percentage of the inhabitants of the corresponding age staff) was once the bottom for Muslims amongst quite a lot of social and non secular teams in any respect ranges of schooling excluding above upper secondary, the place it was once between the charges for Dalits and tribals.

On the number one degree, the GAR of 100 for Muslims was once less than “others”, SCs, STs, OBCs, Sikhs, Christians, and Hindus. On the higher number one degree, Muslims had been the one group whose GAR was once beneath 90%. On the secondary degree, the GAR of 71.9% for Muslims was once less than STs (79.8%), SCs and OBCs. In a similar way on the upper secondary degree, the GAR was once lowest for Muslims at 48.3%, smartly beneath even the 52.8% for Dalits.
Above the upper secondary degree, the GAR of 14.5% for Muslims was once simply above 14.4% for tribals however beneath 17.8% for Dalits. Not like the tribal inhabitants, of which an important percentage lives in faraway spaces, Muslims most often don’t are living very some distance from upper tutorial institutes and but the drop out at this degree was once just about equivalent.
Muslims additionally had the best percentage of teenage (age 3-35 yrs) who had by no means enrolled in formal tutorial programmes. About 17% of Muslim males on this age staff had by no means been enrolled for schooling. This was once upper than for SCs (13.4%) and STs (14.7%). In a similar way, for Muslim women, this ratio was once 21.9% related with ST women, of whom 22.4% within the age staff of 3-35 yrs reported having by no means enrolled in any educational programme