Muslim girls’ enrolment surges while average slumps

At a time when the national average for primary school enrolments is either stagnating or declining across states, there is an all-time rise in Muslim enrolments, especially of Muslim girls. According to the National University of Education Planning and Administration estimates, 33% of the enrolment in classes I to VII is Muslim girls’ and there has been an over-all increase of 31% from the previous academic session.