Assam government to shut down 34 schools due to poor results.
By The Space
By Apekshita Sonowal
The Assam government decides to shut down thirty four government schools in the state after all the students failed to pass their class 10 board exams.
According to the Assam Secondary Education department, over 500 students have appeared for the High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) examination conducted by the Board of Secondary Education Assam (SEBA) and none of these students have passed the examination.
According to Ranoj pegu, Education Minister of Assam, the students enrollment in few schools is quite low and hence, the school won't survive.
"If there are no students, how the school will survive, in a few schools, there are only 2-3 students."
He also said that it is meaningless to run a school with zero percent success rate. And that the government cannot spend taxpayer's money for zero results.
Further, the Education Minister of Assam said that these schools will be merged or amalgamated with neighbouring schools.
"And for this merging process, some schools will be shut down. We will try to move the new school forward with a new look. It is a continuous process, there are around 2000-2500 such proposals in the state and we are examining it and we are trying our best to keep these schools," Pegu said.