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Govt Middle School in Kulgam has only ‘three rooms for 120 students’

Govt Middle School in Kulgam has only ‘three rooms for 120 students’
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Kulgam: Government Middle School Nagam in DH Pora area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district has only three rooms for around 120 students studying in nine classes, locals alleged Friday.

They said said that a Middle school and Primary school was clubbed few years back however since then it has been facing a space crunch.

They said the school has three rooms including the office for around 120 students of nine classes.

Khursheed Ahmed, a local, said the government focuses more on showcasing achievements in the education sector but there is very little development that has taken place in places like Nagam in Kulgam district.

“Although the staff members are doing their best to provide quality education to the enrolled students, the dearth of basic facilities has got them concerned, having no answers to the anguish of the students,” he said.

Compared to other government schools, the school has a good number of students enrolled which makes it imperative for the concerned authorities to take immediate steps in order to provide them with quality facilities, he said.

Locals said that all students studying here belong to financially weak families, so authorities must take immediate steps to ensure quality education for the students.

They said they have in the past apprised the concerned authorities about the issue several times but nothing has been done so far.

The students said their education is getting affected as two-three classes are being taught in a single room simultaneously.

“We cannot focus on what we are being taught due to noise of two to three classes at a time and there is immediate need of separate building,” the students said.

Locals along with the students have requested the concerned authorities to look into the matter so that poor students won’t suffer at all.

Meanwhile, an official of the concerned department said that they have already submitted file for approval of a building of the school and they are waiting for its approval.

Once it will be approved, construction process will be initiated, he said.

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