Height of govt apathy: This 17-yr-old school has no building!
AMRITSAR : Amritsar The so-called government middle school (GMS) at Chack Bohri village, around 2 km from the Indopak fencing line in Ajnala tehsil has been running for about the past 17 years but, surprisingly, without a building. Students from around six border villages studying in Classes 6 to 8 in the school sit in the open, in winter as well as in summer.
There are only a few benches which have been arranged by teachers themselves but they are not sufficient and students sit in the open on the ground.
The school came into existence in 2001, but owing to the apathy of the state government and the education department, still it has not got its building.
Though the school principal Sarabjit Kaur has been constantly writing to the education department and demanding the construction of a building, but to no avail. “We have been informing the department about the plight of the school students through Unified Information System for Education (U-DISE) for many years,” said principal .
She said around 100 students, belonging to poor sections of society, have been studying here, but because of no rooms here, they sit in the open.
She said, “During rainy days, we shift the students in a room of the primary school in the village, near the GMS. But, it becomes difficult for us (four teachers) to teach students in a room along with students of primary classes as the primary school has also only two rooms.”