School on verge of closure, building cries for attention

Nelaji Government Model Primary School at Peroor near Napoklu is facing the risk of closure as the number of students pursuing studies in the school as come down drastically.

One of school buildings is also crying for attention. At the same time, there is lack of teachers to too. At present, the school has one teacher for students from Class 1 to 7. Not even one student has been admitted to Class 1 in this academic year. There are 31 students pursuing their studies from Class 2 to 7.

The school has only one in-charge headmaster. The school had organised admission drive thrice this year. But the campaign has failed to yield results. At least 29 classes have to be conducted from Class 1 to 7.
Further, the in-charge headmaster has to look into the issue of admission of children, issuing transfer certificate, verifying files on Akshara Dasoha, maintaining the records of Ksheera Bhagya, attending headteachers meet, and other administrative works.

A delegation, headed by SDMC president M T Hemabathi, had submitted a representation to BEO to appoint additional teachers to the school.

The BEO has promised that a teacher and a guest teacher will be appointed to the school.

The school is situated on 7.2 acres of land. The school has a playground and sufficient number of classrooms. However, the century-old one of the school building is on the verge of collapse.

The SDMC members had appealed to the authorities to clear the building twice in the past. No measures have been taken so far in this regard.

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