1,785 primary school in HP have less than 10 students: Edu minister

HIMACHAL PRADESH: Here are 1,785 primary schools in Himachal Pradesh where the number of students is less than 10, said education minister Govind Singh Thakur in the written reply to a question asked by Jwalamukhi MLA Ramesh Chand Dhwala.

The number of these schools is more in Shimla district, he added.

At the same time, in the reply given in the House, it was also told that the number of teachers in a school in Kangra is more than the sanctioned posts. No other district has more teachers than the sanctioned posts, it was added. In response to the question raised on teachers on deputation in primary schools, it was told that number of such teachers in the state is 19. Shimla district has maximum 13 primary teachers, whose postings are in some other school, but they are providing services elsewhere. Four teachers are on deputation in Kullu and two in Kinnaur.

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