Being run from an incomplete building, comprising of three rooms, Government Primary School (GPS) Sangla in Surankote zone of Poonch seems to be "unsafe" for children as rain water enters the classrooms due to lack of a proper roof.
As per details provided to Greater Kashmir by the locals, GPS Sangla has thirty students enrolled in it. Besides, two teachers have been posted in the school. "Construction work on the school building was started a long time ago, but is yet to be completed," locals said.
They informed that the school lacks a boundary wall. "The walls are not plastered with cement and the roof does not suffice the need. Rain water easily enters the classrooms and accumulates, making children suffer," they said.
"How are children, the future of the nation, supposed to get an education and make their lives better in such a scenario?" they asked.
"When it rains for sometime, the building gets inundated. It is not even possible for kids to enter the building, let alone study," the locals, wishing anonymity, claimed.
They urged upon the Governor administration to look into the issue and resolve it at an earliest. "The building needs to be fully constructed soon, in order to save our children's future," they appealed.
An Education department official, wishing anonymity, told Greater Kashmir, "There are a number of schools that need repair, but it can only be made possible if we have the necessary funds. Our hands are tied as well. We cannot do anything until and unless we get the funds."