The report, gives usual reasons for increased gender disparity at senior secondary level such as lack of toilet facilities and distance of schools from habitations, Government had upgraded the infra-structure facilities in schools, given free cycles to girls, offered scholarship scheme for girls, provided bus travel concession for girls, given free textbooks to girls, waved off tuition fee for girls, but to no avail. The lesson is that the freebies, concessions and patchwork make things from bad to worse in an insensitive and inefficient system.
Those who are seriously working for gender equity in education say that gender disparity can decrease with making schools and teachers to function with assumptions, attitudes and actions that provide equitable opportunities and create expectations about individuals for inclusive education irrespective of their sexes.
The system has to orient and equip itself to offer equitable treatment and achieve equitable outcomes in school and beyond for reducing gender disparity in school education. And, all this is hard work!
The most popular citizen journalists' reports on merinews chosen automatically on the basis of views and comments