The Education Ministry has issued guidelines for identification, admission and continued education of migrant children. The Ministry said, in order to mitigate the impact of challenges thrown by the COVID-19 pandemic for out of school children, it was felt necessary for every State and Union Territories to devise a proper strategy for preventing increased dropouts, lower enrolments and loss of learning.
The main features of the guidelines are identifying out of school children, continued education for out of school children (OoSC) and children with special needs and enrolment drives and awareness generation. The guidelines highlight for continuation of non-residential training for identified out of school children through volunteers, local teachers and community participation. States and UTs to carry out proper identification of OoSC for 6 to 18 years age group through a comprehensive door to door survey and prepare action plan for their enrolment. It also stressed to undertake awareness generation among parents and community for enrolling and attendance of children.