SSA Larbal School operates out of rented accommodation, with no basic facilities
posted on Sep 12, 2022 | Author ARIF RASHID
Budgam, September 11: The government provided a primary school to Larbal village in Beerwah tehsil under the SSA program 35 years ago, but this primary school is still operating in a three-room rented accommodation, where even basic facilities are not available for the students.
Ishfaq Ahmad Dar, one of the residents of Larbal village, told Rising Kashmir that the government provided our village’s primary school 35 years ago under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) program for the improving education in our village.
Construction work on the school building began in 2015 on government land. The government had provided Rs 18 lakhs for the construction of this school building at that time,” he said.
Dar said that at the end of 2016, construction work on the school building was stopped. Currently, the school is functional in rented accommodation where all kinds of facilities are not available to students in the village.
Another local resident, Amir Maqbool, said there were more than 40 students continuing their education at this primary school.
“The school had plenty of space, restrooms and a play area where students could play games and attend morning assembly,” Dar said.
He added that the education of students at the school was affected due to the lack of facilities at the school. The government should immediately complete the ongoing work. So, this school will start functioning in the government building where all kinds of facilities will be made available to the students.
Gh Mustafa, Zone Education Officer (ZEO) Beerwah, said the building was not handed over to the education department.