Govt Middle School Runs In Three Room Building In Anantnag Village

Anantnag—A Government Middle school in Lallipora village in South Kashmir’s Anantnag is housed in a three-room building. Two rooms are utilised for office and kitchen purposes, while the remaining one is used as a classroom.

The Government Middle school in Lallipora was established in 1963 and was upgraded from primary to middle school in year 2008.The school is about 4 km’s away from main town in Anantnag District with a total roll of 28 students. There are nine teachers including headmistress posted in the school.

The school runs in rented Auqaf Building in village. The school lacks all the basic facilities. The school has no playground no proper toilet facility. The toilets are made with tin shed.

The school is a glaring example of the State’s poor education system. “The children of the poor like us are left at God’s mercy,” said a parent adding that “how can the students of this school compete with the students of other schools without these facilities.”

The Headmistress of the school while talking to Kashmir observer said that they have been raising the issue before the higher authorities, but to no avail. “In almost every meeting that is conducted in the ZEO office, we raise the issue but nothing to this effect has been done so far,” She said.

Chief Education Officer (CEO) Anantnag Ghulam Raoul Shah while expressing helplessness said, “no one from the locals is coming forward to provide us land for the construction of a school building; as a result we have no option other than to operate the school from this limited rented accommodation.”

He added that he will personally visit the spot and explore the options for providing a spacious accommodation to this school.



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