Mumbai - Praja foundation, a social organization has exposed the reality of BMC schools. Political parties like Shiv Sena and BJP are making tall claims about the standard of BMC education system, but in reality BMC schools have alarming drop out rate still. Though there are claims of starting virtual classrooms and providing tabs to students, 55% parents are not satisfied with the standard of education in BMC schools while 45% parents think that sending their kids to bMC schools is detrimental to their future. They send their children to BMC schools purely for financial reasons.
Some facts from the report -
Student dropout rate for 2015-16 is 15 per 100
In year 2008-09 total 63,392 students were admitted in 1st Standard
Standard of education is deteriorating in 63% municipal schools
BMC budget has swelled up three times from 2008-09 to 2015-16. BMC now spends Rs 49,835 per student, still the drop out rate is not going down. 'This means, Shiv Sena corporators who are in power in BMC need to get educated,' taunts Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant. While Shiv Sena corporator Kishori Pednekar insists that her party is concerned about the issue. In this political tug of war, the students are at receiving end.