The dropout rate for boys in upper primary classes was 0.4 per cent and for girls it was zero.
More boys dropped out of school at the secondary level as well as in upper primary classes (6 to 8) across the State in 2019-20, according to a Unified District Information System for Education Plus (UDISE+) report.
The report noted that the overall dropout rate at the secondary level in the State was over 12.3 per cent, while in the upper primary classes 0.1 per cent and the primary level it was zero.
The dropout rate for boys in upper primary classes was 0.4 per cent and for girls it was zero. The dropout rate for boys was higher in secondary classes (14 per cent) than girls (10.6 per cent).
The report also revealed that 99.57 per cent of government aided schools in Telangana have availability of toilets and 98.86 functional toilets.
The data was collected from the schools online to overcome the issues related to manual data filling in paper format and subsequent feeding at the block or district level, which was in practice in the UDISE data collection system from 2012-13.
UDISE is one of the largest Management Information Systems on School Education covering more than 1.5 million schools, 9.6 million teachers and 264 million children.
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