State halts closure of over 700 zilla parishad schools

  • | Wednesday | 14th March, 2018

Faced with criticism over closing of around 1,300 zilla parishad schools in the State, Education Minister Vinod Tawde on Tuesday said the government has relocated only 568 schools, where fewer than 10 students are enrolled. Technical problemsOf the remaining schools, relocation of 341 schools has been stopped as there is no facility to transport students to the new premises. “Similarly, other technical problems have stopped relocation of the other 383 schools,” he said. Till now, 568 schools have been relocated to new premises within the radius of a kilometre,” the minister said. Mr. Tawde, speaking during a discussion in the Assembly on the state of education, said Maharashtra has around 5,600 schools with 10 or fewer enrolled students.. “Of these, 1,292 schools have been selected for relocation.

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