Pampore: Students of four classes are huddled in a single classroom as the education practice faces a new low in government-owned girls middle school ast Drangbal, Tanchabagh in saffron town of Pampore.
Damaged in September 2014 floods, the school run under sarva shiksha abhiyan remained confined to five rooms of the building. The rooms are still without window panes making the schooling of children difficult.
The teachers in the school said that it was quite difficult for them to manage the students in the classes. “It becomes very difficult for the teachers to make the students learn as there are ample distractions,” said a teacher.
The students said that the authorities did not pay any heed to the dilapidated condition of the school even as it is located at a stone’s throw from the Srinagar-Jammu highway.
“Three years have passed since the floods devastated many structures including the computer lab of our school,” said a student, adding that the library deemed to be one of the best in Pampore also got washed away and no steps have been taken to build the structures again.
He further said that leave out the library and computer Lab they have been squeezed in just five rooms.
Chief Education Officer (CEO) Pulwama, Abdul Hamid Kumar said that the school has been granted money for new infrastructure and six rooms would be built soon as the project has been sanctioned by the department.
“Since the old building is not in condition to house the students it would be dismantled and a new building for the school would come up soon,” the CEO said.