Govt School Muslimabad operating in one room

Govt School Muslimabad operating in one room

EJAZ-UL-HAQ
Bandipora: Mocking at the claims of the state government of making government schools ‘high- tech’, one of the government schools located in a remote hamlet of Bandipora is sans any basic infrastructure.
Government Middle School, Muslimabad is craving for official attention with the officials passing the buck to each other over such a dilapidated condition of the school.
The school, located at Muslimabad Ward no. 13 of district Bandipora operates from a single room in a residential house.
“It is difficult for teachers here to impart quality education to kids,” a teacher posted in the school said.
The teacher said that 30 students are enrolled in the school with 5 teachers on the rolls including a headmaster. The school was upgraded in 2010 and land was also identified for the construction of a proper school building.
“We have completed all the formalities and land has also been identified for the school. But for some reasons, the land is not being demarcated,” said the headmaster, Abdul Majeed.
The teachers said they sometimes have to take classes under open sky or in the corridor of the residential house as the students feel suffocated in one single room.
When contacted, ZEO Bandipora, Inam Fazili said that he personally visited the school and requested the headmaster to get a building on rent in the locality so that the school can function smoothly. “But nobody in the locality is willing to provide a building on rent. Further, the land has also been identified and the file is with CEO who has to demarcate the land,” Fazili said.
CEO Bandipora, Shanti Lal said he has taken over as CEO Bandipora only a couple of days earlier and that he would look into the matter. “I will also visit the school, soon,” he said.