Poverty, social reasons force 20% UP children to remain out of school: Survey

The Right to Education (RTE) Forum, with the support of Council for Social Development, Delhi and Malala Fund, has found in a survey that about 20% of children in Hamirpur district, Uttar Pradesh, are forced to stay outside the scope of school education, 10% children migrate to other places with their parents in search of employment, and 8-10% girls get married at a young age.
Released in Hamirpur at an activists' seminar, the draft report based on the survey says that the situation is extremely worrisome, as things are even worse in villages. While state minister, Uttar Pradesh, Nand Kishore told the seminar that "non-teaching incentive" may have played an important negative role in the field of education, Uttar Pradesh's RTE Forum convener Sanjeev Sinha said that children are forced to stay out of school in such a large numbers due to poverty and social reasons.
The seminar was also attended, among others, by Binod Sinha (Oxfam, Uttar Pradesh) and Sajita Majumdar (Right To Education Forum, New Delhi).

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