International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 1, Issue 7 (2014)

A Study of Drop-out rate in Primary Schools of Poonch District of Jammu and Kashmir


Mohd Abid Siddiqui, Afa Dul Mujiaba

The major thrust of this study was to calculate the drop-out rate among male and female students in both rural and urban primary schools of Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. The Present study was carried-out on sample of 110 primary schools drawn through stratified random sampling technique. A self prepared information schedule was used to collect the required information. The drop-out rate was calculated by using Cohort method. The study revealed that the overall drop-out rate among all the selected schools was found to be 25.26 percent. It was found higher among rural schools as compared to urban schools. The proportion of drop-out rate for male was higher than female i.e. 30.70 percent and 27.26 percent respectively. Highest drop-out rate was reported in class-IInd and lowest drop-out rate was noticed in class-V i.e. 12.64 percent and 4.81 percent respectively. In the end of this paper some suggestive measures have been put forward by the authors.
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