With the government spending crores of rupees on the education sector, it seems like the state of school infrastructure hasn’t changed yet.
Recently, a school in Madhya Pradesh (MP) was seen teaching kids in a ‘toilet’ instead of a classroom.
Established almost six years ago, a primary school in Madhya Pradesh’s Neemuch district has no school building.
Not just this, the school is run by a single teacher only.
Why this situation?
- As reported by ANI, till 2013, the school functioned out of a rented room, but after that, it wasn’t available
- While speaking about the situation, school teacher Kailash Chandra said that he has been forced to take classes in the toilet because there is no school building
- It was also revealed that at times, when it rains, the same toilet was being used to give shelter to goats as well
Last week, Education Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Vijay Shah said that there are almost 1.25 lakh schools in the state and because of limited resources it is becoming impossible to construct other school buildings.
Here’s what Education Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Vijay Shah:
“In the case that has come up, no building has been constructed as yet. We have talked to the collector and the department. We have almost 1.25 lakh schools and in limited resources it is not possible to build schools. But we are making sure that there is no problem in finding a rented space,” Shah said in recent ANI report.
“For that we have even called for an investigation report. We are asking of a report of wherever the problems of building prevail. Till the building is not made, they can go to a rented building and the State Government will bear the expenses,” Vijay Shah added.
Clarifying the whole situation, Shah said that wherever there’s no building, the government makes an arrangement, but then, the teacher should have given holidays if the situation was so bad.
[ Source : intoday ]