Shimla : A primary village school in Himachal Pradesh has just one student but two teachers and not surprisingly its functioning depends entirely on the lone pupil.
So when the Class 5 student of Hamirpur district’s Dhariyana government primary school, some 180 km from here, decides not to attend school, the premises are locked up and the two teachers, along with other staff, are forced to call it a day and go home.
Villagers say this school was opened some 15 years ago and had many students to start with. But over the years villagers began sending their children to nearby private schools, which they say are better.
The school has no students from Class 1 to Class 4.
Ironically, the school falls in Mewa, the home constituency of state Education Minister I.D. Dhiman.