The parents even sat on dharna on Wednesday to register their protest against the government’s decision.
Dumermal Primary School in the block was recently closed for the lack of students.
According to a government decision, schools having less than 20 students will be shut down and the students will be attached to a nearby school. This year, the government has served notices to 1392 such schools for closure. Dumermal School in Kuchinda block came under the 1392 schools and has been closed.
“Parents and guardians of the students who are enrolled in Dumermal Primary School are very poor. They cannot send their children to private schools which charge hefty admission and tuition fees.
According to government sources, 1841 schools having 10 or less than 10 students were shut down between 2015-16 and 2019-20. Similarly, 2037 schools having less than 20 students have been merged with the nearby schools. It implies that nearly four thousand schools have already been closed.