Nearly 2 Lakh Students With Learning Disabilities Enrolled At Primary Level, Says Government

At the secondary and higher secondary level of schooling 19,613 students with learning disabilities are enrolled in all schools.

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 the data provided by Union Minister of State for HRD Upendra Kushwaha, such students constituted 0.14 per cent of the total students enrolled across the country–12.91
crore.

“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 are enrolled in all schools, which is 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 per cent.

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