Patna, 08 July (Hindustan Times). On one hand Noora wrestling is going on between Bihar’s education minister and his secretary and on the other hand, Bihar has been ranked fourth from the bottom in the School Education Index in the Performance Grading Index (PGI) 2021-22 released by the Department of School Education and Literacy, Union Ministry of Education. got the place.
At least 12 states and union territories, including Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam and Odisha, received Grade-2 (scores between 461 and 520) in this index. Bihar has got 465 marks. Grade-2 is given to those states which score between 11 to 20 percent of the total marks. Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Mizoram are the only three states that have performed worse than Bihar and are in grade three. These states scored less than Bihar and were placed in Grade-3 category in PGI.
Several reasons have been pointed out for Bihar’s poor performance in PGI but one of the main reasons is the student-teacher ratio i.e. teacher-student ratio should be better for better and quality education in any state. Among the scores obtained by Bihar under various domains, the state scored 64.4 out of 240 in learning outcomes and quality, 41.80 out of 80 in school access, 41.0 out of 190 in infrastructure and convenience, 218.4 out of 260 in equity, governance Processes have got 39.1 out of 130 marks.
The state has got 60.3 out of 100 marks in teachers’ education and training. Thus, Bihar’s position in the overall performance is very worrying in Grade-2 of PGI. Out of the bottom four states in grading, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Mizoram are lagging behind Bihar.