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School in Kupwara lacks staff and accommodation, six classrooms for 900 students

Last Updated on November 27, 2021 at 1:36 pm

It has come to fore that in the Government Boys Higher Secondary School Panzgam, Kralpora of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district does not have enough staff and proper accommodation which is making students suffer the most.

To an utter shock, an official informed that there were six classrooms available for over 900 students of 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th standard. He further said that only two permanent lecturers were posted here whereas for students of arts and science they had no teachers and their studies had been affecting.

According to official figures, 129 students were enrolled in 9th, 142 in 10th, 346 in 11th, and 306 in 12th but they were forced to study in only six classrooms.

As per reports, permanent staff was only available for physics and political science subjects but students who were studying subjects of chemistry, zoology, botany, mathematics, Urdu, education, Arabic, environmental science and English were suffering the most as there were no permanent staff available for them.

Moreover, various non-teaching staff including librarian, helper, gardener and many such more staff were vacant resulting in lack of proper and smooth functioning of institute.

Schools also do not have a playground, reportedly.

SarpanchPanzgam Muhammad Ashraf informed Greater Kashmir that this institution was built over 2 kanal of land which was not enough for a higher secondary school.

He further said that 33 kanal vacant forest land was available in proximity to the school and made a request to Lieutenant Governor ManojSinha to issue an order of transferring the land to the Department of Education so that thousands of students of the area could benefit from it. Also, locals urged that Director of School Education, Kashmir should increase the staff and accommodation of the school.