For past 53-yrs, Govt school functions from rented building
Boniyar, (Uri), Oct 14: A Government Middle School at Ahtishampora in this north Kashmir area has been functioning in a dilapidated building for the past 53-years.
Authorities have been trying to find a piece of land to come up with permanent school building but till date they have hot succeeded. “We have been trying to find some land in the area for a long time,” Chief Education Officer Varmul told Greater Kashmir.
Nearly 130 odd students from 3-villages are shaping up their future in a building that has damaged walls, broken doors, no windows and no approach road.
Students and teachers have to climb a ladder, placed between the school and the approach road in order to reach the building.
The school, according to the officials, was established in 1956 as a primary school. “Though school was upgraded some 15 years back, but the Education department till date has not taken any serious step to construct a permanent building,” locals alleged.
Residents alleged that Education department sanctions buildings only at such places were there is no dearth of schools and the practice is just to adjust their kith and kin under RET scheme.
“There are several places in the Varmul town and its adjoining areas were school buildings have been constructed within a gap of hundred yards and the roll of students is too low,” said a retired teacher of the village.
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