Bhubaneswar: At least 966 schools will be closed in the State from the current academic session, informed School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash here today.
“Schools having less than 10 students will be closed. The Government has already identified at least 966 such schools. The students will be shifted to nearby schools within the radius of 1km,” said the Minister.
He said that the Government will bear transportation cost if travel distance exceeds 1 km.
In a bid to attract more students, the Government too decided to provide incentives for coming to schools regularly.