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Over 14,000 children in Mizoram deprived of education

Posted by Ramesh Khati on September 26, 2009

Aizawl, Sept 25 (PTI) At least 14,826 children in Mizoram, aged six to fourteen, are deprived of formal education even as state’s mission of Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA) sent education volunteers as mobile teachers in the interior villages.
SSA Mission officials said the children, deprived of formal education, were mainly concentrated in south Mizoram’s Lunglei, Lawngtlai and Saiha districts and Mamit districts.
The officials said while some of the children were dropouts, many of them had never entered schools.
The reasons for staying away from educational institutions were poverty, child labour and absence of schools for higher studies in their villages, sources said.
“Majority of the children who are not attending schools belonged to Chakma and Bru as the two communities are nomadic tribes. It is hard to bring their children to schools due to their shifting from one village to another often,” officials said.

Aizawl, Sept 25 (PTI) At least 14,826 children in Mizoram, aged six to fourteen, are deprived of formal education even as state’s mission of Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA) sent education volunteers as mobile teachers in the interior villages.

SSA Mission officials said the children, deprived of formal education, were mainly concentrated in south Mizoram’s Lunglei, Lawngtlai and Saiha districts and Mamit districts.

The officials said while some of the children were dropouts, many of them had never entered schools.

The reasons for staying away from educational institutions were poverty, child labour and absence of schools for higher studies in their villages, sources said.

“Majority of the children who are not attending schools belonged to Chakma and Bru as the two communities are nomadic tribes. It is hard to bring their children to schools due to their shifting from one village to another often,” officials said.

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