Coherent Identifier About this item: 20.500.12592/k4bvz5

Government of Bombay. Report on Public Instruction 1949-50




The abolition of a number of English Classes attached to primary schools during the year as a result of the dicontinuance of the teaching of English in Standards V and VI the amalgamation of a sizable number of primary and secondary schools particularly of separate primary schools for boys and girls located in the same buildings under the Bombay Municipal Corporation and the closure of some [...] The main reason for the somewhat smaller increase in the numbers was the fact that the Compulsory Scheme applied mainly to children of the age group of 7 to 10 during the year as against the group of 7 to 9 in the preceding year. [...] The fall in the number of Government Primary schools from 2 735 to 2 028 is mainly due to the realigment of the Districts consequent on the merger of the States as a result of which primary schools directly run by some of the old States and returned during 1948-49 as Government Schools" were transferred to the District School Boards of the Districts in which portions of some of the old States [...] The total number of pupils in the upper primary stage at the end of the year was 4 24 899 but with the abolition of the teaching of English gradually from the lower secondary stadards (V-VI) the number of children in the upper primary standards and those in the lower secondary standards need to be taken together for a proper assessment of the enrolment at this stage of school education. [...] As remarked in the previous report with the restriction of children to be admitted to the lowest standard to two months from the commencement of the new school year and the general improvement in the quality of the teacher the evil of stagnation is being gradually reduced.


government politics public policy

SARF Document ID