Udupi tops in school attendance

Deputy Commissioner Kurma Rao interacts with students of Girls High School and Pre University College in Udupi on September 1, 2021.  

Schools in Udupi district continue to lead at the State level in attendance of students from Classes 6 to 10 with the overall attendance on Tuesday touching 72% across all categories of schools.

The overall attendance of students of these classes on Monday when Classes 6 to 8 reopened was 60%. Chikkodi and Madhugiri education districts came second and third with 55% and 54% attendance respectively, N.H. Nagur, Deputy Director of Public Instruction, Udupi, said in a statement here. The State average was around 25% on Monday.

Mr. Nagur said the attendance was 79%, 72% and 56% in Class 6 of government, aided and unaided schools respectively on Tuesday. It was 77%, 73% and 55% for Class 7 in these categories of schools and 75%, 72% and 60% in Class 8 respectively.

The State average for Classes 6, 7 and 8 on Monday was 29.15%, 28.05% and 23.22% respectively as against 59%, 59% and 62% in Udupi district. The average attendance of students in Udupi district on Tuesday was 79%, 77% and 75% respectively, Mr. Nagur said.


The government allowed the reopening of schools to conduct Classes 6 to 8 in districts where the COVID-19 test positivity rate was less than 2%. Accordingly, classes have resumed in almost all districts except Dakshina Kannada and Kodagu districts.

Exuberance was evident among students of Classes 6 to 8 since Monday as they were returning to schools after nearly one and a half years.

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