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Many schools in Meghalaya has only two or four students:

Press Trust of India  |  Shillong 

told the Assembly on Wednesday that there are many schools in the state where there are only two or four students.

While the teacher-pupil ratio is 1:30, Rymbui said there are many Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA) schools which are functioning with two teachers teaching only two or four students.

"We are in the process to rationalise teachers placement in SSA schools so that resources of the government is not wasted," he said.

In Meghalaya, there are 395 lower primary schools with 808 teachers and 508 upper primary schools with 1874 teachers, he informed.

On the delay of payment of salaries to school teachers, the said the disbursement of salaries take place as and when the funds are released from the Centre.

The replying to a call attention moved by opposition MLA Mayralborn Syiem on the delay in construction of an SSA lower primary school building at Khlieh Umwang village in said the lower primary school building in the village along the inter-state boundary with was demolished by Police.

He said the incident had taken place in August last year wherein a departmental inquiry was made.

According to the report, some part of the building, which was under construction and sanctioned by the office of the for the year 2017-18 was destroyed by the police.

The minister said the is taking the issue seriously and solutions to the problem are being explored so that social and educational developmental works could be implemented for the benefit of the children living in those areas.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 20:07 IST
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