20 Years After Its Construction- “School” Continues to be Open Air in Absence of a Proper Building

April 28

A Government school established almost 20 years ago in Udhampur’s Turga area is a reflection of Government’s seriousness about the ailing education sector in Jammu Kashmir as students studying in this are forced to study under open sky due to lack of adequate facilities, ANI reported.

The students in this institution have not been provided basic facilities by the government and are causing difficulties in their daily curriculum, since its establishment in 1999, also, the students are forced to study in the open in the absence of classrooms.

The Sarpanch, P Kumar appealing the intervention of the Governor said that a total of 50 students are enrolled in this school, but school building cannot accommodate them all.

A teacher appointed said that he had written to senior officials to arrange school building for students, but everything went in vain, adding that during adverse weather conditions, the students are asked to go homes.

The Chief Education Officer has instructed Zonal Education Officers to find out more such schools in their regions.

“I have instructed all the Zonal Education Officers to bring to my notice all such schools which don’t have adequate facilities or their work has been pending, so we can work on them,” said Daljeet Singh, Chief Education Officer, Udhampur.