GUWAHATI: The Assam Government will shut down around three thousand schools in the state. This will be done with a view to ascertaining standard teacher-pupil ratio, optimum services of the employees, saving administrative cost and other logistic support of the government-run schools.
The state education department has decided that the schools situated in the same campus or in any nearby area shall be amalgamated/merged and all the schools shall be brought into one single administrative and academic unit.
Talking to reporters Assam Education Minister Dr. Ranoj Pegu said, “We are trying to merge schools where the number of students is less. Also, the distance between the schools in the area will be kept in mind for amalgamation. The process is on and we will start the class nine to 12 schools. It is during this merging of schools some of the schools will cease to exist. The proposal has come for around 3000 schools.”