21.6% of children with disabilities don’t have access to education in Karnataka

By - December 12, 2019

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December 12, 2019

BENGALURU: There are 3.30 lakh children between the ages 5 and 19 with disabilities in the state. Of them, 21.6% have never received education and 15.5% attended educational institutions previously but later dropped out. These are the findings of UNESCO’s State of the Education Report for India-2019 — Children with Disabilities, which was released in Bengaluru on Wednesday.

“The illiteracy rate among children with disabilities remains at 60%, which is an alarming 16% higher than the state average of all illiterate children (as per the 2011 Census),” said Eric Falt, Director, UNESCO, New Delhi.

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