Last updated time: 06 Mar 2023 10:51 IST
Thakur said that the prescribed format for schools and colleges will be followed and those not following the parameters will be closed (Representative photo)
Irrational placement of teachers has affected the quality of education and Himachal has slipped from fifth to eleventh position in the performance evaluation index, Rohit Thakur said.
Himachal Pradesh Education Minister Rohit Thakur said on Sunday that 286 primary and secondary schools with zero enrollment have been de-notified and teaching and non-teaching staff in these facilities will be transferred to schools facing shortage of staff.
“About 3,000 schools in the state work with one teacher, and 455 schools (with teachers) work on a deputation basis, and 12,000 teacher positions are vacant,” he told reporters. There are 15,313 public schools in the state.
Thakur said that the prescribed format for schools and colleges will be followed – minimum 10 students for primary, 15 for middle, 20 for higher, 25 for higher secondary schools and 65 for colleges, and schools and colleges that do not meet the parameters. closed. The set parameters are less than the national parameters as Himachal is a mountainous state with difficult terrain.
Irrational placement of teachers has affected the quality of education and Himachal has slipped from fifth position to eleventh position in the performance evaluation index, he said, adding that the next step would be a policy to rationalize placement and transfer of teachers. brought recently.
Stating that issues have been raised regarding the quality of school uniforms supplied by the government and the delay in providing them, he said that to ensure transparency, the government has now decided to transfer the cost of uniforms directly to students through allowances.
Taking a dig at the previous BJP government for opening 920 facilities at the end of its tenure, he said that 320 schools were opened in the last six months of the Jai Ram Thakur government to woo voters. Thakur also claimed that the previous regime left behind a loan burden of Rs 86,000 crore.
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