Over 165 schools with less strength to be merged with nearby ones: Tripura CM

The state Education Department has already undertaken an extensive survey to identify the schools in which the number of students is low
Tripura CM Manik Saha
Tripura CM Manik Saha (Pic: Source)

In an attempt to ensure quality education, the Tripura government has decided to merge a few schools having less number of students with nearby schools. In this regard, Chief Minister Manik Saha said around 165 schools that have a low number of students would be merged with other schools located in their vicinity.


The state Education Department has already undertaken an extensive survey to identify the schools in which the number of students is low, a report by PTI said.

"Raising the alarm over the move to rationalise students and teachers in state-run schools will not bring fruitful results. Schools mushroomed in the state due to political reasons. We have to ensure quality education by merging schools with low number of students with schools that have a good number of students," the CM told the reporters on Sunday, June 30.

"It came to light that a few schools run with four students and two or three teachers. The merger plan will be beneficial for the students too. The shortage of teaching staff will also be addressed by the plan," he added.

Further Saha said around 165 schools having a low number of students will be merged with nearby schools, preferably located within a one kilometre radius. The chief minister further said the government was also working to address traffic congestion in Agartala.

"I had a meeting with engineers on addressing traffic jams in various parts of the city. I suggested constructing more flyovers to ensure seamless movement of vehicles," he said, as stated in a report by PTI.

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