Govt schools in Henglep remain neglected

KAIMUANTHANG MANGTE
CCPUR, 12th Sep: Most of the government schools in Henglep subdivision of Churachandpur district remain neglected consequently resulting in many of these institutes unable to deliver the mandated services to the students.
Government schools in the subdivision are run either by Zonal Education Officer (ZEO) or under Autonomous District Council (ADC) but many such schools were found to be in existence only for namesake when a team media persons and leaders of KSO Henglep unit assessed present condition of government schools in the subdivision.
The team found out that many teachers appointed by the government do not turn up at their place of posting while some enthusiastic teachers determined to contribute their mite in shaping the young students could not realise their objective due to pathetic infrastructure and absence of support from their colleagues.
Vumhao Government High School at Tuilaphai village is one such school having as many as 300 students from nursery to X standard. According to school management committee member Jangminlal, four teachers appointed by ZEO and two from Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhiyan (RMSA) are currently teaching the students and it is very difficult for these six teachers to impart proper education to such a large number of students.
He then appealed to authority concerned and government to depute adequate number of teachers for the school so that effective education could be imparted to the students.
KSO Henglep branch vice president Lunkhosei also informed the media team that the school has quite a good number of students and it is the only school functioning properly in Henglep subdivision and parents rely on this school for education of their children.
Another residential school - Katurba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) situated nearby Vumhao Government High School was found to be facing serious issues due to lack of proper water supply consequently compelling the local KSO leaders to urge government authorities to provide fund for construction of a ringwell.
The team also inspected a lower primary school run and managed under the Autonomous District Council (ADC), Churachandpur at Phiran village and which the school assessors dubbed as a symbol of apathy and neglect towards improvement of educational well being of the students.
A little less than 10 students dressed in tattered uniforms that were issued by the government and with chapals on their feet were found reading under the guidance of one teacher.
The students were from nursery, class I and II standards. The school has tin roof and wall but the structure was found to be slightly titled.
A building constructed nearby to replace the dilapidated structure/school is nowhere near completion and appears to have been abandoned. Officially, four teachers were appointed for this school.
Another Lower Primary School (LPS) at Lhanjang village, having nursery to class V, was to be functioning appreciably with three well qualified teachers.


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