Uttar Pradesh: One teacher manages 225 students in Shamli school

Uttar Pradesh teacher handling entire school single handedly due to lack of teachers in the school

Uttar Pradesh: One teacher manages 225 students in Shamli school Single teacher managing 225 students in UP
Press Trust of India | Sep 30, 2021 - 5:33 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: In Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district, a lone teacher Sikhsha Mitra is in charge of handling 225 children due to lack of teachers at a government primary school .

Before the Covid-induced lockdown last year, two teachers were posted at the school in Khanpur village, Umesh Kumar, a member of district panchayat, told PTI.

“One of the teachers passed away and the other has been on leave,” said Kumar who has asked the district magistrate to appoint more teachers.

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Shiksha Mitra’ is a primary school teacher appointed by the Basic Shiksha Parishad (Education Board) of the Uttar Pradesh government, under its Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Rules, 2011. Mitra has been managing 225 students in different classes since then.

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