On Monday, state Education Minister Taba Tedir said, The Arunachal Pradesh government has approved closing down of zero enrolment schools and a notification with guidelines has been issued in this regard.
A total of 311 schools in the state are defunct due to zero enrolment, as per 2018-19 data of the Unified District Information on School Education Plus (UDISE+). The minister, in response to a supplementary question, said that the teachers of the zero enrolment schools will be posted in other educational institutions where there is a shortage of educators.
Tedir said the infrastructure of the closed down schools will be handed over to the deputy commissioners who will decide how to utilise them. The minister said the state government will focus on strengthening the functional schools.