Merging 1,500 schools in Uttarakhand – Education Department

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DEHRADUN: Education department is merging around 1,500 schools in the state. According to officials, there are 3,200 campuses in the state, from where multiple primary, secondary and senior secondary institutions are operating.

The department aims to merge schools located on the same campuses. If this happens, 1,500 schools out of over 16,700 will become defunct, officials said.

The project is still being deliberated upon by department’s officials but is likely to take shape as instructions have come from the CMO. Meanwhile, the department also aims to appoint English and computer teachers in every school.

Following an uproar over the dissolution of working body of the state teachers’ association, assurance was given to teachers that elections would be held soon.