Volume : 4, Issue : 6, JUN 2018

ROLE OF WOMEN IN THE EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO BARAMA BLOCK, BAKSA DISTRICT, ASSAM

DR. ZACHARIAS TIRKEY, MS APARA KALITA

Abstract

Education is the agent of basic change in the status of women. It is the key factor in overcoming the barriers that women face and the basic tool for empowering women. But the educational status of women in Assam is lagging behind as compared to the other states of the country. The educational attainment of women of Assam at district level can be analyzed through female literacy rate and female enrolment rate at different stages of education. Female literacy rate is highest in upper Assam 60.35% which is quite higher than state average 54.61% central Assam and lower Assam show the poor performance in the field of final literacy rate compared to the upper Assam. These rates are 52.61% and 52.53% respectively. The proportion of female enrolment in different stages of education is very poor. In almost all the district of the state, in primary level enrolment rate is almost 50% in middle and high school level, the percentage of enrolment is around 45%. However in higher secondary and junior college the female enrolment is much lower i.e., below 40%. This study is undertaken to create awareness among the women to take an active part in the educational development of Barama Block. It may bring many women to take initiatives for educational leadership in the locality and thus lead the society with enlightened minds and matured behaviour. It revealed that women play a significant role in the educational development of the Barama Block.

Keywords

Role, Women, Educational Development.

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