Meghalaya Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui announced at the Assembly that many schools only have two-four students in total.
Also, it was found that the teacher-student ratio is 1:30. Rymbui also announced that many Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA) schools are also functioning with two teachers teaching only two-four students.
“We are in the process to rationalize teachers placement in SSA schools so that resources of the government is not wasted,” he said.
With the data that is recorded reveals that the state contains 395 lower primary schools with 808 teachers and 508 upper primary schools with 1874 teachers.
Reporting complaints of delays in salaries payment, the minister announced that salaries will be distributed as soon as the funds are received from the Center.
Speaking of the complaint received by opposition Congress MLA Mayralborn Syiem regarding the delay in construction of an SSA lower primary school building at Khlieh Umwang village in Ri Bhoi District informed that the building of the school which was located at the inter-state boundary with Assam was obstructed by the Assam Police in August last year, for which a departmental inquiry was established.
Also, it was reported that the construction of the school was approved by Ri-Bhoi District Mission Coordinator for the year 2017-18 was tarnished by the Assam Police.
The Minister informed that the issue has been taken seriously for which the solution is yet to be discovered for establishing social and economic policies for the benefit of the children living nearby.