Shiggaon govt college sees fewer drop outs

More students stay on in education because they don’t want to continue in their parents’ occupation

Smt. G.B. Ankalakoti Govt first Grade College, Shiggaon

Bangalore, November 21, 2017: Smt. G.B. Ankalakoti College, a government first grade college has recorded a 60 per cent decrease in dropout rates compared to last year. More parents want their children to continue education.

“Parents have been made aware of sending their children to college after completing their 10+2. In addition to this, the determination showed by students is also helping us in having so many students continuing their education after 10+2.”, said  Malatesh, an accounts and statistics teacher.

Shilpa S Byauhunagi, a final year student, said “There are good number of students in spite of the poor transport facility this is because students are realising the need for education and how beneficial it will be for them when they continue to study after school/PUC level.”

The SC and ST students are encouraged by the government to continue their education after 10+2 with  free laptops and other facilities .

Students preparing for the exam

Smt. G.B. Ankalakoti has 718 students out of which 438 are girls and 280 are boys.

Rekha,a parent, mentioned that “Nowadays, we see our children as successful professionals and do not want them to continue our occupation. Even the pressure for marriage at an early age has reduced now. Along with this if our child shows the interest to study further we will make it possible overcoming all the difficulties.”

“Now the trend is to move to the city and be successful, keeping this in mind students pursue their further education helping this is the Government support for SC and ST students that we get. Interestingly, there is more number of girls in our college which is unusual sight for a rural institution.”said Basvaraj, the principal of the college.



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