Maharashtra’s Education Minister Vinod Tawde speaking about the closure of 1300 Zila Parishad (ZP) run schools said that a ‘false propaganda’ is being carried out in the state over the closure of the same. He said that 1300 schools were being shut down due to low enrollment and poor education standards in the state.
Tawde, defending the government’s decision, which was hugely criticized by several leaders, said that some of the schools (out of the 1300) just had a couple of students and it was not viable for the government to run them.
“Some political leaders made an issue out of it due to their vested interest and thus are misleading people. The fact is we have adjusted students from these schools in other schools and ensured they don’t suffer,” said Tawde to a leading daily.
Recently, NCP supremo Sharad Pawar, Ajit Pawar and Supriya Sule had reacted sharply against the decision to shut down these schools.
Addressing the reporters at an event, Tawde said the government would be holding exams for the recruitment of suitable teachers in all the schools of Maharashtra including private ones and only deserving ones would be inducted.