Deplorable condition of schools in Poi village


From John K. Kaping UKHRUL, April 6: The future of the Poi Village government run Primary and Junior  High Schools’is in a deplorable condition as the government schools established during 1961-62 exists only in a “snap-shot” in the record of the most neglected status. Poi village situated in the extreme North of Ukhrul District just below the Somra track range mountain bordering Myanmar,along the Indo-Burma Border Pillar NO.126,127 and 128 and is located some 65 km away from Ukhrul Headquarter and at a distance of 25-30 km away from Awang Kasom junction.
The government`s neglecting policies towards the far flung Ukhrul District villages  came to light  when  Ukhrul Correspondent of IFP exclusively had an interaction with the village school`s “master” at the school campus, who is the only under-graduate lady teacher  taking the overall in charge of Headmaster for both the 90 students in junior and 100 primary students enrolled in the school as disclosed by the schoolmaster.
She also expressed  the present dilapidated condition of both the schools and viewing the bleak future of the  students keen to learn but with lack of basic infra structures and without any benches, desks, black boards and tables . Walls of the 5 rooms of the the school`s building in all four sides are badly damaged as the roofs of the school were blown away.
The surroundings of the schools are found overgrown with grass when the report was collected by this correspondent and there is a report of only one chaowkidar appointed. The reason behind to shape and mould the future pillars of students according to the headmistress in-charge is the acute lack of teachers as the students are eagerly found to attend the classes but there are no teachers other than the headmistress who is not in the condition to cater to the needs of the students at present.
Meanwhile in  another press conference Organized by the Poi Village authorities in the village, the concerned authorities seriously pointed out the deplorable condition of the schools in the village and the bleak future of the students requiring immediate recruitment of adequate teachers to mould the future careers of the children as almost all the remote villagers cannot afford to send their wards to private schools.
The authorities clearly mentioned that under the programme of BADP 2010-11, the village proposed a budget with the estimation of about Rs 30 lacs to construct the schools infra-structures including 12 to 13 class rooms, staffs rooms, principal`s Office, kitchen but the government had sanctioned for only three classrooms.


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