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J&K school forced to run classes under tents

Last Updated on March 17, 2022 at 4:46 pm

Various Scheduled Tribe students of Government Middle School Abdullah Basti in the Vijaypur area of Samba district were suffering inconvenience for travelling long distance for studying in schools. Nearly 119 Scheduled Tribe students of primary to middle class study under tents despite of the fact that the school was sanctioned at Abdullah Basti.

Lal Hussain, a social activist told Greater Kashmir that many families did not allow their minor kids to attend the classes at the school which was located far away. He said that these ST students were ignored from the authorities as their school was shifted to Government Middle School Gadwal located 4 to 5 km from Abdullah Basti.

He further said that they pursued the case before the concerned authorities and somehow, the tents were sanctioned to temporarily run the Government Middle School Abdullah Basti till a permanent structure was set up.

Since the mercury level are soaring, teachers and students are facing troubles.

He further explained that civil administration Samba has made a plan to establish four classrooms and a toilet complex and added that the authorities should construct a permanent structure so that the tribal students continue their studies.

One of the teacher said that they have only four teachers posted at this school and there is no headmaster even.

“We don’t have toilets or any drinking water facility. However, some construction material is being unloaded today. We are told that the fabricated structures will be created to run the school,” said a teacher.

Meanwhile, Incharge ZEO Ramgarh, Bishamber Dass said that they the issue has been taken up to the civil administration to which they had agreed to a fabricated structure comprising four classrooms, a washroom, and a kitchen.