12 govt schools in Uttar Kannada closed due to zero admission

Source: S.O. News Service | By Sajjad Qazi | Published on 10th July 2018, 8:26 PM | Coastal News |

Karwar: Due to zero admission, as many as 12 government schools, in Uttara Kannada district, have been closed down temporarily this year. This includes seven lower primary schools in Karwar Educational District and five in Sirsi Educational districts.

Sirsi Educational District In-charge Deputy Director C S Naik, said, “Due to zero admission, these schools are being closed down for few years. Since our district has hills and forests, the population is quite thin in some areas. The previous year, some schools in such areas functioned even with three to four students. But as there are no primary school students in those schools, the admission is zero this year. So, such schools are being closed down as per government order".

The schools in Karwar Educational District which have been closed down are: Kabgal Lower Primary School in Ankola taluk, Mangodla Lower Primary School in Kumta taluk, Bogribail Lower Primary School, Kudle Lower Primary School, Nandangadda Lower Primary School in Karwar, Kharviwad Lower Primary School and Sunkeri Urdu Lower Primary School. In Sirsi Educational district, the following schools will be closed down: Mavinkoppa Lower Primary School in Sirsi taluk, Kalgar Lower Primary School in Siddapur taluk, Hanchalli Lower Primary School, Belkhand Lower Primary School in Yellapur taluk and Urdu Lower Primary School in Joida.

“These zero-admission schools will not open for another three years. The block education officer will depute the teachers working there as temporary teachers to other schools. If admissions are got, these schools will be reopened after three years. If reopened, these teachers will be sent back to those schools”, said Karwar Education district Deputy Director N G Naik.

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