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Lack of space repelling students from this Pulwama school

Lack of space repelling students from this Pulwama school
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Pulwama: A middle school in Murran village in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district having enrollment of over 130 students is facing a serious space crunch as the school is functioning from just four rooms.
The students of middle school Murran are put through such an ordeal that two classes are being simultaneously taught within a single room.
Although the teachers posted at the school were dedicated due to which the enrolment there was relatively better than other schools in the district, locals however rued that the infrastructural standards of the school “puncture the tall claims of the government”.
“The school has been attracting the students over the years, but the enrolment is decreasing lately due to lack of accommodation and ground facilities,” a teacher posted at the school told ‘Kashmir Vision’.
Out of the four rooms the school has, “one is used as office leaving just three rooms for the students,” he added.
While an additional space was also being constructed, he said that they were forced to use the space of a nearby Panchayat building.
Chief Education Officer Pulwama Naseem ul Gani said that they had taken cognizance of the issue and new building will be constructed once funds are made available to them.

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