Sans 'proper accommodation', Kundan, Pathian students suffer

The students of two government schools in Thannamandi education zone are suffering due to what they termed as “official apathy” as the schools lack “proper accommodation”.

As per available details, Government Middle School, Kundan, located in Dodasan-Bala village, is functioning without proper accommodation and the students are forced to study under the open sky.

The school, which falls under Sarav Shiksha Abhiyaan, has 79 students enrolled in it. There are two toilets and a kitchen, but only one classroom.

The government has sanctioned Rs 7.5 lakhs for the construction of the school building, out of which Rs 2 lakhs have been spent and the construction till plinth-level has been completed. Besides, the school has also received an additional amount of Rs 5 lakhs for repairs, which is yet to be utilized.

Similarly, government middle school, Uppar Pathian, has also become an example of official apathy as there is only one classroom available for 90 students.

A tree planted in the school premises has become the centre point, as most of the students are taught under the shade.

One being contacted, cluster head and principal of local government higher secondary school, Plangarh, A Q Nadvi, confirmed that there is severe accommodation problem in middle school Kundan as well as middle school Uppar Pathian.

He informed that a detailed report about the issue has been submitted to the office of chief education officer, Rajouri.