State of the Education Report for India-2021
Polity & Governance
14th Oct, 2021
On the occasion of World Teacher’s Day, "State of the Education Report (SOER) -2021 of India-" No Teachers, No Class" has been released by UNESCO.
- This report is published annually by UNESCO.
- This is the third edition of the Education Report.
- This year, the report focuses on the theme “teachers, teaching and educating teachers”, highlighting the challenge of teaching.
- The report seeks to provide insight into key aspects of the teaching profession and provides a profile of 9.6 million teaching staff.
- The report also highlights the challenges of a complex system of teaching and their professional development.
- The findings of this report were prepared on the basis of the data obtained from:
- Periodic Labor Force Survey (PLFS)
- Unified District Information System for Education (UDISE)
- As per the report, there are close to 1.2 lakh schools in India. It accounts for 7.15 percent of 11.51 lakh schools. Of this, 89 percent are in rural areas.
- 51% of fotal schools are employing 95 lakh teachers.
- According to the Report's findings, India needs 11.16 more teachers to address the current shortage.
- Countries with the highest percentage of schools with single teachers are
- Arunachal Pradesh (18.22%)
- Goa (16.08%)
- Telangana (15.71%)
- Andhra Pradesh (14.4%)
- Jharkhand (13.81%)
- Uttarakhand (13.64%)
- Madhya Pradesh (13.08%)
- Rajasthan (10.08%)