Govt Secondary school Surfraw runs in tin shed, students suffer

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Umar Raina

Ganderbal, Mar 27: The students enrolled in Government Secondary School in Surfraw village of central Kashmirs Ganderbal district are exposed to harsh weather conditions everyday as the students are being forced to take the classes under the tin shed or in open sky due to inadequate accommodation.
The teachers are also finding it difficult to teach the more than 250 students enrolled in the school. Thus simultaneously, has affected the education of student.
The old school building was gutted in a fire incident in last year and till date concerned authorities have not constructed a new building for students.
Local residents said that since the old school building was damaged in fire incident the authorities have failed to construct a new building for the students. “No initiative has been taken so far to construct a new building for the well being of students,” they added.
The locals in the area said they approached the concerned authorities several times but unfortunately nothing has been done in this regard so far.
A teacher wishing anonymity said they are finding it difficulties to accommodate over 250 students in the tin shed .They apathy of the authorities has affected the quality education, he said.
We cannot properly attended morning assembly and cannot playing the games as school ground is in dilapidated condition, said a group of students.
Meanwhile, locals appealed the Education Minster and concerned authorities to look into the matter.