Govt merging schools to maintain pupil-teacher ratio

Sana Fazili
SRINAGAR: The government on Thursday said that it has been merging and co-locating the schools in the state in order to maintain the pupil-teacher ratio and to provide quality education to the students.
The aim of co-locating the schools, according to the education minister, Naeem Akhter, was to provide quality education facilities to the students.
Akhter, in his written reply to a question in the Assembly, said that steps were being taken to provide necessary infrastructure and accommodation to these schools. There are certain schools which are running in privately owned rented and non-rented buildings.
“Washrooms and drinking water facilities have been provided in all government owned schools,” he said.