Why girls drop out of higher education

A four-State study by CRY highlights the underlying causes and suggests some solutions   With great strides having been made in ensuring elementary education for girls, the new challenge is getting them into secondary and higher secondary school and making sure they don’t drop out. A recent study, ‘Educating the Girl Child: Role of Incentivisation and other enablers and disablers’, done by CRY (Child Rights and You) gives important leads on checking dropouts and tells you what keeps parents from sending their daughters to school as they grow older. It…

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HRW Warns Of Education Crisis As Girls Drop Out Of School

  Human Rights Watch has said the world is looking away as an education crisis involving girls grips Afghanistan. The World Bank, along with the Afghan government and its donors, should use its new education program to reverse the declining number of girls in school in Afghanistan, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday in a letter to the bank. The anticipated $300 million donor-funded World Bank project, Education Quality Reform in Afghanistan (EQRA), is to be submitted for approval to the World Bank’s executive board in the coming weeks. A…

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TRAI asks Jio, telcos to settle call drop issue bilaterally Read more at: http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/trai-asks-jio-telcos-to-settle-call-drop-issue-bilaterally_7435201.html?utm_source=ref_article

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) today asked incumbent service providers and new entrant Reliance Jio to settle their interconnection dispute amongst themselves. At a meeting where representatives of both sides met the regulator, the latter told attendees that the matter of points of interconnection (PoI) should first be settled bilaterally, failing which an adjudicator be appointed. For now, both parties have agreed to try and resolve their issues bilaterally. Telecom companies sign agreements with each other under which each company is mandatorily obliged to provide points of interconnection,…

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