Primary School running in a rented room with sole teacher
Kulgam: A single teacher has been posted at a Primary school Banipath Kanchloo Kund in Kulgam district to attend to around two dozen students enrolled in six classes, locals alleged.
Although authorities in school education department have labeled it as called it a Primary School, in reality it is only a single rented room in which two dozen children sit crammed together, they said.
Locals said that a school was established in the area around a decade back and a building was constructed as well, however, it got damaged some years back and since then the school is functioning from a single room.
Mohammad Maqbool, a local resident said that they have no option but to send their wards to the school as people living here work as farmers and their financial condition is terrible.
“For this reason, we cannot afford to send our children to private schools and have to remain contend with the one provided by the government,” he said.
“Even the owner of the room where the school is functioning is asking students and teacher to vacate as he hasn’t received a single penny as rent since last 12 years,” a visibly pset Maqbool said.
“Despite tall claims made about the upgradation of the infrastructure in the education sector, our school has been forgotten by the government,” said another local.
“It neither has got a building nor a toilet due to which the standard and quality of education is falling,” he said.
Locals said that despite bringing this issue into the notice of higher ups several times; nothing has been done on the ground.
“We have raised this issue in back to village programmes as well but assurances from government have proved hoax on ground,” they said.
They requested higher ups to look into the matter at an earliest so that poor student won’t have to suffer for long time.