2 govt schools to be shut in Mangalore

The schools which belong to the unlucky category are Government Higher Primary School Uliya Pavoor and Government Higher Primary School Malavoor.

Informing the same to the media persons on Saturday, Block Education Officer Rajalakshmi said as Uliya Pavoor is inaccessible during rainy season, the residents have migrated from the village to other places. The number of population in the area is hardly 100 with very few school going students. That is why the Department has thought to closing down this school which was started in 1970s.

Government Higher Primary School in Malavoor too would be closed down due to the lack of students. The fear of the railway track which passes between the village and the school has stopped the parents to send the children to Malavoor School, informed Rajalakshmi.

Speaking about the developments that have taken place in the schools in Mangalore taluk under Sarva Shikshana Abhiyana, SSA Block Implementation Committee President and Moodbidri MLA Abhayachandra Jain said the developmental works of schools worth Rs 13.56 crore were taken up under SSA.

The developmental works include construction of school buildings, toilets, ramps, rooms for Block Resource Persons, training activities for teachers and students among others. As many as 846 teachers are working in 136 government schools in Mangalore taluk. Integrated education is being offered to 1,157 students with disabilities in various schools of the taluk, he informed.

However, he agreed that inspite of the initiatives, the students admission to government primary schools has decreased by 6 per cent in the year 2009-10, when compared to the year 2008-09.District-in-Charge Minister Krishna J Palemar, MLA U T Khader, Deputy Speaker and MLA Yogish Bhat were present.

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