Students protest, ZEO opens building partially
Baramulla: The students of Government High School Noorkhah in border town Uri staged a protest on Tuesday against lack of space in their school.
A number of students took to streets protesting against the government who make them suffer in cramped rooms despite completion of a new building for the school.
The building constructed by R&B has not been handed over to the school authorities yet.
The students crossed River Jehlum and reached Chandanwari market on Srinagar-Muzafarabad road where they staged a sit in for hours blocking the traffic movement. The students said that new building has been constructed for the school two years ago but has not been handed over to the school.
Zonal Education Official (ZEO) Chandanwari Jaleel Ahmad Khawaja reached the spot and opened three rooms of the new building and handed over to school management. He assured students that he will take up the matter with higher officials and all the rooms will be handed over to school within weeks.
Talking to Kashmir Reader Khawaja confirmed that the school had space crunch and cannot accommodate 400 in a few rooms.
“I personally opened at least three rooms of new building and handed it over to school management. I will talk to higher officials in this regard and we will hand over the whole building to school in next few days, so that students do not face more problems” Khawaja said.