While decided to implement National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) syllabus letter and spirit including the school times, Tripura government malls an idea to close down about a hundred schools from next academic session. The proposal was mooted after the government received the feedback that in some interior locations, schools have been running with equal number of students and teachers but having a huge infrastructure, maximum parts of those were left unused over the years. Tripura built more than 5000 school buildings and number of schools has become double in last 10 years that increased the demand for teachers and other staffs. Over the year, Education Department of Tripura has appeared to be the biggest sector of government employment in past decade. Though there was specific eligibility criteria laid down for recruitment of teachers in the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009, Tripura government did not follow it till 2012. There was a horizontal expansion of education in Tripura not by improving quality but in terms of infrastructure, buildings, recruitment of teaching staffs and recapitulating the strategy to narrow down, drop outs at school level.
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