Pulwama, April 05: A school in one of the Pulwama villages is operating with only three rooms, with students facing a lot of difficulties in each passing day.
Local sources said that, government upper primary girls school (UPS) at Litter village is functioning in three rooms, with no intervention from authorities.
They said that, it was established five decades back and was later upgraded to middle school (Upper Primary) but lacks basic infrastructure, due to which school students face inconveniences.
Official sources have said that, the students of all the classes (from First-8th), have to stay in three rooms, which is the matter of grave concern as “it impacts teaching-learning process in different ways”
“It has been around two decades since the school was upgraded but authorities have failed to construct new structures for school, due to which students suffer on daily basis,” locals said, adding that the school has no playground & no proper drinking water facility.
A delegation of locals have said the teachers & other staff in the school are doing their best to provide quality education to the students “but lack of basic facilities has marred both the teachers as well as students, which need to be concerned.”
They said that, their timely pleas to concerned authorities “have turned into the deaf ears.”
District Education Planning Officer (DPEO) Pulwama, Manzoor Ahmad Khan, when contacted, said that, there might be land shortage in the school premises.
He further said that, he will take up the matter with the locals, and will share the detailed report accordingly.
Story compiled/Edited by: Basharat Rashid, Associate Editor, Fast Kashmir.