Residents from the neighbouring areas have not been allowing the Assistant Education Officer to carry out the court order

After Malaparamba two more schools in Kerala are on the verge of closing downRepresentational image/ Wikimedia commons
news Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 17:24

Following Malaparamba UP school in Kozhikode, two other schools in the state- Parasurama Memorial LP school in Thrissur and Mangatumuri LP school in Malappuram, are also on the verge of closing down.

Citing low enrolment rates along with a financial crisis, managers of the schools have already received permission from the High Court to close them.

Residents from the neighbouring areas, however, have opposed the move and have not been allowing the Assistant Education Officer to carry out the court order.

According to Asianet news, a lot of students from economically weak families, including children from four Harijan colonies would get affected if the Parasurama LP School shuts down.

The state education department has also opposed the idea saying that there were no other schools in the area within a radius of 3 km.

As reported by Manorama, 72 students are currently pursuing their education from the Mangatumuri LP School in Kondotty and 20 others have also joined the school for the next academic year. 

There are no other schools in the 3 km vicinity of Mangatumuri school as well. 

Read our story about how a Kerala Town is fighting against the closing down of Malaparamba UP school.

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