Baramulla: A high school situated five kilometers from district headquarters and the chambers of chief education officer is lacking staff, facilities and quality education. The Government High School Katyanwali has 10 teachers for over 200 students studying in classes from LKG to class X. Most classes remain unattended during working days due to dearth of staff.
“How can a few teachers attend to all the classes,” a student asked and explained that most of the times the classes are without teachers. He said the teachers’ are focusing on class X students and preparing them for board examination. “The other classes are forgotten,” he said.
“There is no teacher in the school with mathematics background. The subject is taught by teachers from arts stream,” another student said adding the maths teacher of the school was transferred last year but his replacement was not sent.
“We have several times approached the officers of the education department to deploy more teachers for the school but there is no response,” a teacher who wished not to be named said. He conceded that the students of the school do not get adequate attention.
“It is practically impossible to hold two classes simultaneously. Teachers are normal human beings and they cannot work with extra-ordinary powers,” he said.
Chief Education Officer Baramulla Abdul Latif Wani said that he did not have information about the state of affairs in Katyanwali village. “I will contact the concerned headmaster of the school and will try to solve the problems faced by the institution,” he said.