Despite best efforts, their number is not coming down: DDPI

In spite of sustained efforts of the Education Department, the number of school dropouts is not coming down to expected level owing to lack of awareness among parents about the importance of educating their children, Deputy Director of Public Instruction H. Manjunath has said.

Inaugurating a three-day workshop for teachers from 20 government schools on Child Rights Education, organised by the Don Bosco Educational Institution here on Thursday, Mr. Manjunath said that in the current academic year, the officials had identified 648 children having dropped out of schools in the district and efforts were on to bring back those children to schools. In order to achieve 100 per cent success in this task, a few private educational institutions had joined hands with the Education Department.

The Don Bosco had given priority to creating awareness among people about the importance of education, he said.


The Don Bosco had launched several programmes, based on the millennium development goals (MDGs), which included eradication of poverty and hunger, universal primary education to all, gender equality and empowering of women, bringing down child mortality rate, improving maternal health, combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases, ensuring environmental sustainability and developing a global partnership for development.

Mr. Manjunath called upon the participants to take optimum advantage of the workshop and make sustained efforts to ensure that every child in the district got proper education.

Staff members of Don Bosco were present.

  • Three-day workshop on Child Rights Education begins

  • Aim is to create awareness about importance of education