HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
ACHHAM: State-run schools in Achham are alarmingly understaffed as the government has not increased the number of teaching posts in the district for long.
More than 1,000 teachers are now needed in various levels in schools around the district, where in extreme cases there is one teacher for 100 students.
“A recent meeting of the District Education Committee has decided to write to the Education Department demanding more posts for teachers,” said District Education Officer Shyam Singh Dhami.
Figures from the District Education Office show that more than 1,000 teachers are immediately needed. A total of 436 teachers are needed at the primary level, 401 in lower secondary and 232 in the secondary level. At present, there are 1,820 teachers in 523 schools of the district.