Govt school in Pulwama re-opens after 11 years

Pulwama: A school in the Pulwama district was reopened for educational purposes after around 11 years.

Officials said Government Primary school in Tengpuna village of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, which is just two kilometres from main town Pulwama, was clubbed some 11 years before, as no student was studying there.

He said after 11 years, the teaching process has resumed at the school as around 60 students have already taken the admission.

Locals said most of the students, who have been admitted at the school, were students of private schools.

“However, their parents cancelled their admission after they were assured by the teachers that their students will get quality education here,” they said.

The locals thanked the district administration especially chief education officer Pulwama Soni Sanam Qureshi for reopening school after 11 years.

They appealed to the administration that there should be a wall around the school besides adequate teaching staff along with other facilities.

Aameena Bano a local woman said that she has admitted her two kins to the school as they belong to a financially weak family.

She hoped that teachers will deliver upon their promises that they made at the time of taking admission of their children.

The classwork for elementary classes resumed on the 15th of March after remaining closed for about 20 months.

Chief Education Officer Pulwama Soni Sanam Qureshi that government is trying to redress issues wherever there are problems in any school.

“Finally the hard work of teachers, as well as ZEO and others, has paid off and the school has reopened after 11 years. I assure parents that their children will get quality education there,” she said—(KNO)

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