DEHRADUN: A day after TOIreported that the state government is moving ahead with its plan to club schools with less than 10 student strength, government school teachers said that they will oppose the decision.
“Rather than closing schools and clubbing them, student strength needs to be increased in the schools. We are planning an agitation and before that will convey our displeasure in writing to the government/state education department asking them to stall the move. Students from economically weaker sections who are enrolled in private schools under 25% RTE admission provision should instead be enrolled in government schools, that can be an avenue to increase students in state-owned schools,” said Junior high school association’s president, Subhash Chauhan.
Almost 3,000 government schools will come under the ambit of being clubbed. In its initial phase, almost 250 zero-strength schools will face closure by this year-end. The rest of the schools will be closed and clubbed in phases after that.