Panaji: Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant has said that the proposal of merging the state run primary schools with less admissions is only at a “planning stage.”
Talking to reporters on Wednesday, Sawant allayed apprehensions expressed by political parties like Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) against the proposed merger of the state run schools.
The chief minister said that the proposal is at “planning stage and consultations are going on with the parents and teachers before arriving to final decision.”
On Monday, AAP delegation had met Goa Director of Education Shailesh Zingade proposing to take over the government run schools, which are being listed for merger. AAP Goa President Amit Palekar had said that the party can run the school on Delhi model.
“I do not require advice from any poltical party and my government is capable of running the schools and protecting interest of the students,” Sawant shot back when asked about AAP’s proposal.
He said that many primary schools have only four to five students or just one teacher in the class. “This clearly affects the quality of education. With merger, we can provide more students in one class and the number of teachers will also increase,” he added.
Sawant said that since consultation with respective teachers and parents is going on, there is no need to create panic in the mind of parents and students.