Government-run primary school in a village in Sagar district without basic facilities received notice warning of ‘CCTV surveillance’. The children here are forced to sit under dilapidated roofs amidst crumbling walls. In these dingy rooms with leaky wooden roofs, students sit on cloth mats in front of a patchy chalkboard. Bamhori Bika School does not even have the basic facilities like drinking water and electricity. The toilets in the school are in notably bad condition.
The school authorities have mentioned that several letters were written to the concerned administration.
Sulekha, the headmaster of the school mentioned in a statement that, “We have sent the pictures of the school to the concerned department. We conduct classes in only those classes whose conditions are a little better than others.”
“On our own personal expense, we have installed a fan and extended a pipeline to the school from a nearby well in a village. There are no basic facilities given to us by the government. There is all filth in the toilets due to lack of water, hence, we could not use it,” he added.
Students hardly attend school due to lack of electricity and drinking water.
“The campus is open due to broken walls. Anti-social elements come here, throw bottles and garbage,” said the headmaster.
“We do not have drinking water or electricity facility. Due to this, the students have started not coming to school,” mentioned a student.
The most interesting notice painted on the school wall reads, ‘You are under surveillance of CCTV.’
“The collector has instructed the concerned officials to start the renovation work of the schools. For a week we are organising a ‘Joy of Learning’ programme to retain children. Money has been sanctioned to the school for its renovation work,” said DPC of the education department, HP Kurmi in this regard.