Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) released its official survey statistics for 2020 saying that teachers in rural areas need lessons for digital education. The Annual Status of Rural Area (ASER) commenced a telephonic survey for the first time. Hence, all this is an aftermath of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Rural area teachers are unable to keep pace with the spike in the digital learning concept.
What does the exact ASER statistics say?
Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) released its statement on Wednesday, 28th October 2020. Hence, the statistical data says, 50 percent of rural area teachers did not receive any form of training for digital classes. However, 68.8 percent of teachers are reported to have obtained perfunctory training on the basis of brief and short instructions.
68.8 percent of the teachers who received elementary training is further bifurcated. 32.2 percent of teachers of the given 68.8 percent have got an elaborate training. Hence, they underwent physical and online sessions to learn about the new digital education procedure. 7.4 percent of the teachers completed the online course of training and only 4.4 percent are given platforms to start teaching.
The survey highlights that 50.6 percent of rural area teachers who teach students from grade III to V are the most efficient batch of teachers. Hence, they were eligible enough to impact digital education to their students. The survey also portrayed that these rural area teachers are in contact with around 50 percent of their students.
ASER highlights the SMALL SHIFT TREND:
ASER talks about the trend called “ small shift” which is witnessed in the coronavirus times. A data comparison from 2018 depicts a small shift in the enrollment process. Students are now preferring government-run institutions over private institutions. Statistical data on enrollment of boys increased rose from 62.8 percent in 2018 to 66.4 percent in 2020. However, the girl’s enrolling in government education institutions also observed an upsurge from 70 to 73 percent.
Hence, the main motive of ASER was to survey the exact number of rural area teachers imparting online education to the students amidst the pandemic. However, this whole survey was made telephonic owing to the social distancing norms. 118,838 households were covered in this survey making it a successful one.