FROM A Correspondent
LBARI, Sept 17: As many as 153 primary schools in the State have no students. As per the report of the District Information of School Education ( DISE) 2014-2015, a total of 153 primary schools in the State are running without a single student.
According to the report despite these schools having adequate buildings and teachers, they are forced to remain closed only due to non-availability of students.
On the other hand, the report said that a total of 141 schools have less than five students, while the students in 760 primary schools is less than 10.The deplorable state of those schools under the Elementary Education Department in the State has remained a cause of great concern.
Meanwhile, the Sarba Siksha Abhijan (SSA), has decided to form an enrolment drive group in each primary school involving the community of that locality. The enrolment drive group will organise public meetings, processions and parents-teachers’ meeting to increase the enrolment in Government schools. The enrolment drive groups are instructed to explain the benefits of Government schools – that there are adequate schools and the school buildingsare in a good condition, TET qualified teachers have been appointed, free textbooks and copies are provided, free uniforms and mid-day meals are also provided.