By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, March 13: How come the State Education Department expects as many as 2,723 lower primary school teachers in the State to be effective yielding results as one-man army? The State has 39,986 lower primary schools in all, and the standard teacher-taught ration is 1:30.
The revelations made by State Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on the floor of the Assembly on Tuesday have made it clear that the State has as many as 2,723 one-teacher lower primary schools. Apart from this, the minister also let the House know that the State has 10,249 other LP schools that do not have adequate number of teachers in them. The minister said this while replying to a question from BJP MLA Binda Kumar Saikia.
The minister let the House know that through Sarba Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) contractual teachers are made to work in single-teacher LP schools and schools without adequate teachers. “This apart, an online process is underway for transfer of teachers from schools with surplus teaching staff to ones without adequate number of teachers. The teachers can apply online to avail this,” he said.