India to ‘dramatically increase’ school attendance to improve its image

India will “dramaticly increase” its attendance in schools in the next five years to ensure its image improves, the Education Ministry said Monday.

India will “decrease” its current school attendance levels by 3.7 percent in 2021 and 3.8 percent in 2022, the ministry said in a press release.

It said the increase in attendance levels will be in line with national benchmarks.

The increase will come in line to India’s national benchmarks for school attendance and achievement.

The ministry did not elaborate on what the measures will entail.

The country’s Education Ministry, which was formed by the Modi government in January, plans to roll out a comprehensive school attendance plan, which will also include education as one of its three pillars.

The education ministry said the plan is to provide primary and secondary education to every child in the country in the year 2022, a goal that has been achieved.

The education ministry is also looking at expanding the school enrolment by 25 percent in 2019.