Boys are better than girls in this matter, ASER report revealed

This research was done on children aged 14-18 years

Overall, 86.8% of children aged 14-18 years are enrolled in some educational institution. There is little gender difference in enrolment, but significant differences by age. The report says the percentage of youth not enrolled is 3.9% for 14-year-old youth and 32.6% for 18-year-old youth.

Most of the people in this age group were enrolled in Arts/Humanities stream. In eleventh grade or higher, more than half are enrolled in the arts/humanities stream (55.7%) and females are less likely to be enrolled in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics stream (28.1%) than males (36.3%) .

Basic Qualifications

Only 5.6% of the youth surveyed reported that they were currently taking vocational training or other related courses. Young people are most likely to be taking vocational training (16.2%) at the college level,” the survey found, with most young people taking short-term courses of six months or less.

On abilities such as basic reading, mathematics and English abilities such as application of basic skills in everyday calculations, reading and understanding written instructions, and financial calculations that need to be done in real life, about 25% still attend class in their regional language Cannot read level II text fluently.

Boys are more intelligent in this matter

More than half of people struggle with division (3-digit 1-digit) problems. Only 43.3% of 14-18 year old children are able to solve such problems correctly. This skill is generally expected in Standard III/IV. The report said. Just over half could read sentences in English (57.3%). The report said, among those who can read sentences in English, almost three-quarters can tell their meaning (73.5%)."text-align: justify;">While women (76%) do better than men (70.9%) in reading Standard II level text in their regional language. Men do better than women in arithmetic and English reading. Of the youth who can do subtraction or more, more than 60% are capable of performing budget management tasks, the report said. About 37% can apply the discount, but only 10% can calculate the repayment.

About 90% of all youth have a smartphone at home and know how to use it. People who can use smartphones. Among them, men (43.7%) are more than twice as likely to own a smartphone as women (19.8%). Women are less likely to use smartphones or computers than men. Men performed better than women in all tasks using mobile phones. “Performance on digital tasks improves with education level. The ability to perform digital tasks increases with basic reading proficiency.

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