Strange as it may sound, it is true. Khudian Mahan Singh village has a Government Primary Smart School taught by a Class XII graduate.
One ETT teacher has been assigned to this school by the Education Department. Students will not face any problems as a result of the temporary arrangement made by the village panchayat.
Currently, the ETT teacher is holding two classes in one classroom (Class IV and V). Another classroom contains students from Classes I, II, and III taught by the girl from Class XII.
In another classroom, an education guarantee scheme volunteer (EGS) teaches all 34 students of the pre-primary classes (LKG and UKG).
There are 133 students in the school, seven classrooms, but four of them are locked. A reverse osmosis (RO) water treatment system, CCTV cameras, three computers, one LED television, one projector, a playground, swings, a kitchen, and separate toilets for boys, girls, and physically challenged students are all available at this school.
Teacher Amardeep Singh said, “This school had four teachers and a head teacher until June last year. However, they were transferred. Since I am alone now, I am doing my best to meet my goals. I have brought this issue to the attention of my seniors as well as the local MLA, requesting more teachers be deployed. Lambi sends a teacher as an adjustment whenever I take leave.”
Harmesh Singh, sarpanch of the village, said, “We have approached the authorities for staff for this school, and they have assured us that they will fill the vacancies soon.” To help the teacher, the village panchayat hired a Class XII girl for Rs 2,000 per month.
“We are trying to send more teachers to this school,” said Prabhjot Kaur, District Education Officer (Primary), Muktsar. Arrangements will be made for this school by the school cluster in-charge and the block education officer.”
Lambi Gurmeet Singh Khudian is an AAP MLA from Khudian Gulab Singh village, which is adjacent to Khudian Mahan Singh village. His residence is barely one kilometer from this school.