Students Packed in Congested and Unsafe Classrooms in Kupwara

Video By: Pir Azhar | Article By: Nusrat Ali

Govt middle school Shali Batho Manigah Kupwara is being operated from a rented building with two rooms. All the nine classes are manged to study in these two rooms which not only causes problems to the teachers while teaching but students can’t study properly.  “Six classes are functioning in one room and two classes in other room while one is office room where students of higher class study. This building has been established in year 1776 and its now in dilapidated condition,” adds Mr. Fayaz Ahmad, teacher of the school.

The J&K Economic Survey 2014-2015 shows that the number of dilapidated schools across Jammu and Kashmir doubled in just one year from 474 to 948. Majority of the Government schools lack basic infrastructure like toilets, washrooms, play grounds, furniture, libraries etc. Many Government schools run out of rented buildings, often in dilapidated shape. Poor infrastructure continues to mar the performance of Government schools.

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