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Student shortage hits Govt schools in Nalbari dist; four closed down

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NALBARI, March 14 - The acute shortage of students in the Government sector primary schools has adversely affected the academic scenario in Nalbari district. Meanwhile, four primary schools of the district have already been closed down by the Education department due to lack of students.

The schools closed down by the department are Kalag Hatkhola LP School under Pub Nalbari Education Block, Pokowa Balak LP School under Paschim Nalbari Education Block, Latima LP School and Kothora LP School both under Barigog-Banbhag Education Block. The Education department has reportedly attached the teachers of Latima and Kothora LP Schools in other nearby schools. According to official sources, the numbers of students in 85 primary schools is less than ten. Sources said that the number of students in Japarkuchi Adarsha LP School, Kamarkuchi Primary School, Baghmara LP School and Barnardi Balak LP School are only three each.

It may be mentioned here that in the district has six schools with only four students. Besides four primary schools have five students, ten schools have six students, 12 schools have seven students, 18 schools have nine students and 23 schools have only ten students. The fate of those primary schools is hanging in the balance due to shortage of students.

Official sources further informed that a total of 58 primary schools out of the 998 in the district are functioning with only one teacher. These single teachers have to take six classes in a primary school. Even the only teacher has no other option but to manage the midday meal as well as the official works etc. The lack of proper maintenance of the student:teacher ratio in the primary schools of the district has also hit the academic environment.

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Student shortage hits Govt schools in Nalbari dist; four closed down

NALBARI, March 14 - The acute shortage of students in the Government sector primary schools has adversely affected the academic scenario in Nalbari district. Meanwhile, four primary schools of the district have already been closed down by the Education department due to lack of students.

The schools closed down by the department are Kalag Hatkhola LP School under Pub Nalbari Education Block, Pokowa Balak LP School under Paschim Nalbari Education Block, Latima LP School and Kothora LP School both under Barigog-Banbhag Education Block. The Education department has reportedly attached the teachers of Latima and Kothora LP Schools in other nearby schools. According to official sources, the numbers of students in 85 primary schools is less than ten. Sources said that the number of students in Japarkuchi Adarsha LP School, Kamarkuchi Primary School, Baghmara LP School and Barnardi Balak LP School are only three each.

It may be mentioned here that in the district has six schools with only four students. Besides four primary schools have five students, ten schools have six students, 12 schools have seven students, 18 schools have nine students and 23 schools have only ten students. The fate of those primary schools is hanging in the balance due to shortage of students.

Official sources further informed that a total of 58 primary schools out of the 998 in the district are functioning with only one teacher. These single teachers have to take six classes in a primary school. Even the only teacher has no other option but to manage the midday meal as well as the official works etc. The lack of proper maintenance of the student:teacher ratio in the primary schools of the district has also hit the academic environment.