Gujarat: 341 government primary schools running in one room, over 1400 vacancies – India TV Hindi

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Gandhinagar: The Gujarat government told the Assembly on Tuesday that 341 government primary schools in the state are running in only one class. While more than 1400 posts of administrative officers in the education department were vacant till December 2023. This information came out in response to a question asked by Congress MLA Kirit Patel during the question hour of the current budget session. Education Minister Kubir Dindoor gave this information in a written reply.

The Minister of Education explained the reason.

The Minister said that the reasons for this are the demolition of dilapidated classrooms in recent times, low attendance of students and non-availability of land for construction of new classrooms. Education Minister Kubir Dindoor assured the House that new classes would be started in these schools soon.

1459 Vacancies

Responding to another question raised by MLA Patel regarding the vacancies of Class 1 and Class 2 officers of Gujarat Education Service cadre, Dindur said that 781 posts were filled till December 31, 2023, while 1,459 posts were vacant. The minister said that these vacancies will be filled up as soon as possible through promotion and direct recruitment.

Congress blames – quality of education is falling fast.

During the debate on the demands for grants, MLA Patel alleged that the quality of education in Gujarat is falling rapidly during the rule of the ruling BJP and the state is nowhere compared to other states. BJP government only wants to advertise and present Gujarat as a model state while the reality is something else. According to the 2023 Performance Grading Index report, about 25 percent of children studying in primary schools in Gujarat cannot even read Gujarati.

The minister made this claim.

Minister Dandoor said that more than 65,000 smart classrooms have been built by the state government so far and another 43,000 are under construction. More than 5,000 computer labs have been built and more than 15,000 such labs are in the works in schools. The minister also said that due to the government’s efforts, the dropout ratio in primary schools has come down from 37.22 percent to 2.68 percent in 2022-23.

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