Dalit, tribal students face struggle in Indian schools
A report by India’s Ministry of Education highlights the high dropout rate among students from Dalit and tribal backgrounds.
The data released by former federal education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank is contained in the Unified District Information on School Education (UDISE) 2019-20 report.
“I’m not surprised but very disappointed as even after 74 years of independence we cannot address the actual problem among Dalits, tribal people and the downtrodden, who are very vulnerable in all fields. Things will not change in the future unless we address it collectively,” Father Nicholas Barla, secretary of the Indian Catholic bishops’ Commission for Tribal Affairs, told UCA News….