SIRAJGANJ, May 15: Academic activities of Nimgachi Government Primary School in Sonakshia union under Royganj upazila of the district are being hampered for a long time due to shortage of classrooms.
According to the district Education Office sources, the school was established with the efforts of some local people in 1930.
One Gokul Chandra Mahato donated five bighas of land for setting up the school. But now the school has only 12 decimals of land as local influential people occupied substantial portions of school land at different times in the past.
Besides, this school was awarded as the best institution award in the district level. The school has 12 teachers. Currently there are 405 students from pre-primary to fifth grade.
According to the results of the preliminary scholarship announced last week, 14 students have attained merit and two common scholarships, the highest in the upazila.
Headmaster Sultan Mahmud Talukder said, "Everything is fine, but children's education is being hampered due to infrastructural problems."
"The semi-pucca building, built in 1967, was destroyed last year's nor'wester."
School Management Committee president Ruhul Amin said a two-storied building of five rooms was constructed in the fiscal year 2004-2010 at a cost of Tk 1.0 million. But it is inadequate compared to the needs and no necessary chairs, tables and benches were provided, he added.
Upazila Education Officer Akhtaruzzaman said that a report was sent to the higher authority, including recommendations of local MPs for a new building for the school.
He expressed the hope that the problem will be resolved within a short time.
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