The students of a government primary school here have still been studying under the open sky for over a year now. The roof of the school was blown away by a storm in June last year.
The students of Government Primary School Mohalla Tallaian are often compelled to sit in front of the damaged school building in the open to take their classes.
The school with forty students, many of whom are girls, also lacks facility of a working toilet.
Highlighting the concerns of the students and teachers, a local resident of the village said, “This is a government school which has 40 students and two teachers. In 2017 the roof of this got damaged during a storm. Since then no one bothered to repair the roof. The school has to be closed whenever there is a rain. The education of students is suffering. We have now taken a small room in the village on rent but that is not adequate as five classes in one room cannot be taught properly. The students can’t fit in that room as well and students have to mostly sit outside.”
Another village resident echoed similar sentiments and added, “The school has remained damaged since 6 June 2017. The roof of school was of tin and it flew away in the storm. There is no place for students to study. They somehow manage in a room provided by a village resident. We have approached all authorities possible but it has been fifteen months and we have not got any response.”
The Guardian of school student also claimed to have informed the concerned authorities.
He said, “We have informed ZEO, MLA and CEO about our problem. We appealed to the government to provide us with a building. There is neither facility of toilet nor any playground. But they have only given us false promises and nothing has been done so far about the school building. The education of our children is at stake but the authorities have turned blind eye to our appeal.”