Staff Shortage Hits Kupwara Schools

Students suffer for want of infrastructure, accommodation

Kupwara: Lack of teaching staff and inadequate infrastructure is adversely affecting the education in the government run educational institutions in the Kupwara district. 

 Despite the fact that huge funds are being pumped in for improvement of education sector in rural areas under centrally sponsored scheme SSA, the schools in this frontier district are lacking the facilities, especially the staff. 

“The pitiable condition of government schools and the poor quality of education could be gauged with the fact that Government Middle school Rangward (Chowkibal) has only three teachers for more than 70 students,” the residents said, adding that the students upto 9th standard are accommodated in just one tin-shed . 

“During rainy days the students of UKG upto 8th class are over-crowded in one room and on normal days, the students of lower classes are made to sit in the compound of school under open sky. We worry about the future of our children,” Shabir Ahmad, a resident of Ragward added.

When asked to a student how other students manage to attend the lectures, he replied that only one lecture is attended by a particular class, others have to wait for their turn. “That means every student wastes 90 percent of his /her valuable time while waiting for attending a lecture. we have lake of teachers and infrastructure in our school, we are worrying about our examination  are near to start but we are not fully prepare because of over-crowed in one room tin shed,” said a student Nissar Ahmed.

Mohammad Hussain, the Headmaster of the school said: “ We have lot of problem in our school like infrastructure, accommodation and staff .Many a times we brought the matter into the notice of the ZEO sahib, but nothing has been done till date.”

When contacted Chief Education Officer (CEO) Kupwara, Ashok Kumar Sharma told KNS that he will look into the matter. “I will send a team to give a proper report and after that we will see what to do.” (KNS)

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