Several schools in CM’s home taluk facing closure

Posted on Jun 9th, 2012 and filed under General.

SULLIA : Some alarming news is coming from the CM’s home taluk of Sullia. According to reports, at least six government schools and a few Kannada schools are on the verge of closure in Sullia.

The student strength in Kannada schools in Sullia which is on the border of Kerala, Puttur and Kodagu, is every negligible while in a few schools there are only three to four students. A school at Kemanahalli in Jalsur village which was once closed down two years ago for want of students, is once again facing closure this time. Three students have been enrolled this time to the Maitadka school in Mandekolu, the home town of the CM. As for the Bhoothakallu School in Aletti and Higher Primary school at Kolchar, a total of only four students have enrolled this time.

Only one student has been enrolled for first standard in the Rangatmale Lower Primary School of Aletti, while in Kadikadka, the student enrolment is just four.

The undue attraction towards private and English medium schools is said to be the main reason for the decreasing strength of students in government schools.

However, Block Education Officer Malleswami says admission will take place in all government schools till June end and that efforts were on to enroll students who have stayed away from school.

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