1,606 primary schools in Gujarat functioning with just one teacher, govt tells assembly 

The Education minister, however, pointed out that, even though 1,606 schools were operating with only one teacher, nearly half of them maintained the student-teacher ratio of 30:1 as required by the Right to Education (RTE) Act.”Among these 1,606 schools, 20 have fewer than five students, 86 have five to ten students, 316 have 11 to 20 students, 419 have 21 to 30 students, 694 have 31 to 60 students, and 71 have more than 61 pupils. We should also consider this fact,” Dindor stated.Education Minister claims that the teacher scarcity at these schools was caused by a recent transfer camp organized by the education department, in which many educators sought transfers to their hometowns.Importantly in March 2022. During the assembly session, the Gujarat government stated that a total of 700 government-run primary schools in Gujarat are operated by a single teacher, a figure that has nearly doubled by December 2023 to 1,606 schools.(With inputs from PTI)

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