SHILLONG: Meghalaya Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui on Wednesday informed the Meghalaya Assembly that some Sarva Siksha Abhiyan schools in the State are functioning with less than 20 students. “The government is in the process to rationalize placement of teachers in such SSA schools,” Rymbui said while replying during the Question Hour.
The Education Minister further informed that there are 395 lower primary schools with 808 teachers and 508 upper primary schools with 1,874 teachers. Expressing surprise at the large number of schools with less than 20 students, Congress MLA from Mahendraganj Dikkanchi D Shira said, “I am amazed to see the number of schools running with less than 20 students.” The Education Minister informed that as per prescribed norms, the teacher-student ratio should be 1:30.
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