From the Hindustan Times:
“THIRTHAHALLI (SHIMOGA): When five-year-old Surashya goes to school, it’s a rather lonely life. For, the only other person there is her teacher H M Jaya Kumar.
Kannada-medium government schools in rural areas are facing low enrollment of primary school children. There are eight such kids in the village but their parents would rather they go to nearby private schools. But the government is keeping its word of not closing schools, even if there’s only one student. And that’s exactly what’s happening in the lower primary school at Jedi Kuni village near Araga in Thirthahalli taluk which has classes up to the fifth standard. Since June this year, it’s had one teacher and one child.”
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