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Odisha: About 52,000 primary schools have no teacher per class

About 52 thousand government primary and upper primary schools functioning under the School and Mass Education Department in Odisha have no teacher for each class and above 41 thousand schools have no room for each class.

By: | Bhubaneswar | Published: September 23, 2016 10:56 AM
children-l-pti Odisha School and Mass Education Minister Debi Prasad Mishra in the state assembly yesterday revealed this information in response to a question of BJP MLA Dilip Ray. (Representational image: PTI)

About 52 thousand government primary and upper primary schools functioning under the School and Mass Education Department in Odisha have no teacher for each class and above 41 thousand schools have no room for each class.

Odisha School and Mass Education Minister Debi Prasad Mishra in the state assembly yesterday revealed this information in response to a question of BJP MLA Dilip Ray.

The information also revealed that 212 schools have no toilets. However, drinking water supply system has been put in place in more than 51 thousand 815 schools, the minister said.

Notably, a total of more than 34 thousand primary and 17 upper primary schools are operating under the mass education department of Odisha government.

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