Teachers in MP get little time to teach as they engage in non-teaching tasks

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A recent survey conducted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development has revealed that as many as 17,874 government-run schools in Madhya Pradesh have just a single teacher each while 4,837 have no teachers at all. Teachers in the schools have been assigned to perform additional duties like guarding shoes at fairs, counting cattle for the animal census, which eventually leaves them little or no time to teach. Teachers complain that they could hardly to take classes for 100 days out of their 230 working days, and they urge they should be delegated only for educational duties. But a source from the minister of state for school education said more new teachers would be hired by February 2017.