This high school has been without water, power for years

Baramulla: The Government High School at Sayn Sadnar, Rafiabad, has been without drinking water facility and electricity since it was established more than three decades ago, students and teachers of the school said.
A teacher, who requested anonymity because he is not authorised to speak to the media, said about 170 students and 13 teachers have to either bring drinking water in bottles from homes or walk to the nearby village to quench their thirst.
Similarly, the teachers charge their mobile phones in the homes of the villagers in case of emergency, he said.
“We have complained about the problem to the director education, chief education officer, concerned zonal education officer but nothing has happened yet,” the teacher said.
There is shortage of water in bathrooms too, he added. According to Ghulam Mohammad, a local resident, the school was a middle-level institution till 2007 when it was upgraded to the high school.
“We expected that by upgrading its status, the government would also provided basic facilities at the school. But the education department has failed to provide water and electricity facilities. We also approached the public health engineering and power development deparment for these facilities but they too don’t seem to care,” Mohammad said.
The Chief Education Officer, Baramulla, Abdul Rouf, said he would inquire from the Zonal Education Officer concerned and provide all the required facilities.

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