Bhubaneswar: Over 2,o00 schools in Odisha are being run with only one teacher each, informed School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash here today.
Replying to a question raised by BJP MLA Ganesh Ram Singh Khuntia in State Legislative Assembly, Dash said the state has 30,377 primary schools, 19,238 upper primary schools, 2601 English medium schools and 10,017 high schools.
In total, 2,107 schools, including Government-aided and those under School and Mass Education Department are functioning with just one teacher each, the Minister informed.
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“As many as 1,672 schools under the School and Mass Education Department have only one teacher. Mayurbhanj district has highest 171 schools catering to students with just a single teacher followed by Ganjam with 134 schools. Besides, 435 Government aided schools have one teacher each,” he said.