The state government on Wednesday expressed its inability to upgrade the adhoc schools to deficit system due to the financial crisis.
“As of today, I see that it is very difficult for the government to do anything on this issue. The main reason is due to fund constraints,” said Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui while reacting to the demand of the Meghalaya Upper Primary School Teachers Association (MUPSTA).
He said it is not a question of only a few schools.
“There are about 1,225 adhoc primary schools, there are adhoc secondary schools and there are also ad hoc higher secondary schools,” Rymbui said.
He however said that the door of the government is always open and that whatever decisions that have been taken are for the overall benefit of the people and the state.
“Having said that, it is not a very easy decision which we could take that all of sudden you could deficitize the schools or provincialise the schools, regularize the teachers,” he added.