Cash incentives to parents to check school dropouts

Cash incentives to parents to check school dropouts

Canberra : Australia | Nov 27, 2011 at 6:05 PM PST
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With effect from 1st January 2012, Julia Gillard is planning to introduce a new scheme to check school dropouts – it is expected to benefit parents of 48,000 children in the 16 to 19-year age group. The average cash incentive would be around $4000 and the parents would have to ensure that their wards go to school.

It seems the high rate of dropouts of children (nearly 16%) who do not complete the class-12 level is a cause for alarm.

The objective of Prime Minister Julia Gillard is to offer better employment options to the children of economically weak sections who usually take their children out of school because they are enable to bear the expenses.

prabirghose is based in Nāshik, Maharashtra, India, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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