Govt to merge 2000 more schools to balance teacher, student ratio: LG

Govt to merge 2000 more schools to balance teacher, student ratio: LG



JAMMU, Nov 21: The Government proposed to merge 2000 more schools to strike balance between ratio of teachers and students and a study to this effect has already been initiated by the Education department on the directions of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha in view of reports that in certain schools number of teachers was much higher as compared to students while it was reverse in other educational institutions.
An indication to this effect was given today by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha in his monthly episode of Radio programme ‘Awaam Ki Awaaz’.

“Already we have merged many schools being run under Smagra Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA). Still, there have been reports that there are certain educational institutions which have eight students and four teachers while others have 70 students and four teachers,” Sinha pointed out.

Asserting that merger of 2000 more schools is being studied, the Lieutenant Governor directed the Education Department to expedite the process for better utilization of the staff.

It may be mentioned here that there have been reports that in many education institutions, both in urban as well as rural areas, there is significant imbalance between teacher and student ratio. There were certain schools where 20-25 teachers have been posted for 100-odd students while in other educational institutions, there were 3-4 teachers for almost equal number of pupils.

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