Srinagar, Mar 23: Abdul Rehman, is the only teacher for 38 students of the Government Middle School located in Arath village of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

Locals told News Agency Kashmir Dot Com (KDC) that nearly 15 kilometers from district headquarters, there is only one teacher for eight classes with 38 students enrolled.

“It is very difficult for a single teacher to engage all classes simultaneously under a single roof. It is injustice with the students who come to the school in the hope of learning. How can the said teacher concentrate properly on all students,” they said.

“We have conveyed this problem to the concerned authorities several times, but all in vain. No other teacher has joined here yet,” they complained.

Meanwhile, ZEO Soibugh said that they had already recommended the transfer of teachers from the institutions possessing more than required staff to the institutions having dearth of staff members. As per ZEO the transfer order has been kept in abeyance by authorities.

He further said there are at least five teachers working as two schools have been clubbed and are working from the same institution, “I have told the said headmaster to direct the teachers of another institution which has been clubbed in to take classes of his institution too, adding that he will still look into matter.”

Severe staff crunch has affected the educational activities badly in the school.