Dhaka, Bangladesh
Academic activities hampered due to risky school bldg

Academic activities hampered due to risky school bldg

Our Correspondent NAOGAON, Jan 24: Academic activities at Khas Paroil Government Primary School in Raninagar Upazila of the district are being hampered due to deplorable infrastructures, including lack of sufficient classroom, bench and electric fan. Though students' attendance is remarkable at the school they have to attend classes sitting on mat on the floor. Due to cracks on some walls, the school building has turned risky, posing the threat of accidents anytime. Though the school authority was informed of the matter, not step to construct new building or repair the existing building has been taken yet. Sources said some education enthusiasts bought 33 decimals of land with their own fund and established the school in Paroil Village of the upazila in 1980. Six years have passed since its nationalisation in 2012 but it has got no government allocated building yet. Due to classroom crisis, the teachers are taking classes spreading mat on the school's veranda. About 156 students are attending classes in this way regularly. Out of required four electric fans at each of the three rooms at the school, there is only one fan. Some guardians Rina Khanam, Samita Rani Pal and others said, "This school is plagued with myriad problems. We remain in continuous fear after sending our children to the school. Though the school has suitable land, still new building is not being constructed there. If the government would construct a new building, we would remain tensionless after sending the children to the school." Head Teacher of the school Shefaly Begum said, "We suffer much for running the school in such deplorable condition. Many local people are not interested to send their children here. Besides classroom crisis, we somehow store important documents of the school for shortage of suitable space." President of school managing committee Md Ansar Ali said, "Our school doesn't have own fund. We are suffering much to run it amid many problems. With the help of local people, we are somehow running the school. If we get new building, the quality of education of our school will improve." Upazila Primary Education Officer Atoar Rahman said, "The school has various infrastructural problems. We have already informed the higher authority focusing on these problems. We hope that steps to remove the problems will be taken soon."

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