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.