Pulwama : The upper Primary School ( UPS) at Wahab Sahab village in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district has onlytwo rooms for around 85 students.
Wahab Sahab village falls in upper reaches of Pampore Tehsil in Pulwama.
Students and locals of the village said that it becomes difficult for teachers to accommodate 85 students in two rooms.
They added that crowding students by holding multiple classes in these two rooms simultaneously affects both teaching and learning.
The students and their parents urged authorities of School education department for a new building.
Aliba Fayaz, a student of class 7th told that three classes are simultaneously conducted in one room.
“ We get distracted and confused, it is difficult to focus on our lesson,” she said.
She appealed authorities for providing them a new building with proper infrastructure so that they can get quality education.
Another student Imtiyaz Ahmad of 8th class said that the two rooms fall short of space to accommodate students from nine classes.
“Some classes are conducted on verandah, one class is conducted in a store room and two classes in the courtyard,” another student said, adding that on rainy days two classes are not conducted.
Mohammed Ramzan Ahangar, a local resident said that they urged authorities for constructing a new building for upper primary school Wahab Sahab.
“The village has enough state land which can be used for the purpose,” he said, adding that officials visited the village for identifying land at two locations.
“ They should acquire the land and start construction of a new building for the school so that students don’t suffer any more,” he said.
Zonal Education Officer Pampore said that they are working to redress the issue .
“ Within few days five rooms will be established at the site for accommodating students temporarily,” he said, adding that they are in the process of acquiring land for constructing a new building.
“Once the land is acquired, the work will be started as soon as possible,” he said.