Elite Classes

Elite Classes

Uttarakhand is a state which has more than 80% geographical area as a hilly terrain so to provide all the basic amenities in every corner of human dwelling here is an uphill task for the State Govt. As per the Census 2011, the state average of literacy rate is 78.82% above the national average of 74.04% still it lacks in providing quality education at rural area and particularly at the remote areas of hills which becomes a leading cause of migration from the villages to the nearby towns and cities. Every year hundreds of Govt. Schools are being shut down due to less number of enrolments of students below the existing norms of 10 students per schools.

As per the news published in Hindustan Times on April 28, 2018, 748 schools were shut down by the Govt. of Uttarakhand in the academic session 2017-18 due to 0 number of students enrolled in these schools. It was disclosed in the reply to a query raised by BJP legislator Shri. S S Jeena in the assembly session by Shri. Arvind Pandey, the Hon’ble School Education Minister, Govt.of Uttarakhand. Out of these 748 schools, 581 were from 10 hill districts and 167 from 3 plain districts of the state. The minister also informed to the house that a process was being taken for handing over the empty schools to the respective gram panchayats for their upkeep and maintenance.

In an another action on 27.08.2018, the Cabinet approved shutting down of 2716 schools in the state having less than 10 number of students enrolled in these schools. Out of these 2716 schools 2425 were Govt. Primary Schools and 291 Govt. Junior High Schools. The above description shows that every year a sizable number of schools are getting closed due to less number of students. The following reasons are less number of enrolments in Govt. Schools;

  • Lack of quality of education in Govt. Schools in remote areas.
  • Insufficient Teaching Staff in Govt. Schools.
  • Difficulty in monitoring all Govt. Schools at Block /District level by a few numbers of officials.
  • Preference of Private Schools in remote area too.
  • Awareness of parents is comparatively low in remote area.
  • Low income of parents prefers involving students in economic activities.

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