Tripura government has approved the merger of 961 schools following a low percentage of enrolment there.
Tripura education minister Ratan Lal Nath informed the decision on Thursday.
“In a state cabinet meeting held today, the state government has approved the merger of 961 government-aided schools having a low percentage of enrolment,” Nath said.
“The education department has been already given orders to go ahead with the merger.
“Accordingly, 800 students will be shifted to nearby schools,” Nath added.
“Among the 961 schools, 946 are primary and 15 are upper primary,” Nath informed.
“Transportation cost will be provided to the students who will be readmitted to nearby schools after the merger,” said the education minister.
As per proposal students travelling 1.5 kilometres to schools will not get any transportation cost.
“Students travelling beyond 1.5 kilometres will be provided with the transportation fees accordingly,” Nath reiterated.
“The government plans to cover 1000 students in the first year and estimated Rs 40.32 lakhs will be spent in the year,” Nath added.