Kolar school goes gurukul way, courtesy polls

Kolar school goes gurukul way, courtesy polls

The electronic voting machines (EVMs) used in the Zilla and Taluk Panchayat elections have been kept under heavy security in three rooms in their college. The other six rooms are being used for accommodating the police personnel deputed for the security of the strong rooms.

Hundreds of students of five sections of class VIII, will have to spend their school hours on the dusty school ground, till the counting of votes on January 4.

The portion of the school building used to keep the EVMs is out of bounds, except for the officials and no classes can be held there till the election process gets over.

The fact that the college authorities haven’t made alternative arrangements is causing a lot of inconvenience to the students, whose classes are now being held under the shade of trees on the school premises.

On one side of the school is the road which is adjacent to the Bangarpet main road and on the other is the Kurubarapet main road, making its surroundings a busy area.

Thus, besides the noise from the outside, the students have to now put up with the sound from the playground, adjacent to the ground where the teachers are taking classes. While some students were happy to know that the classes would be held in the open, when they came to school on Monday, the teachers were not too pleased with the arrangements.

Since classes are taken for students of all the five sections simultaneously, it is overwork for some teachers, while others are left with no work. All in all, it’s a ‘Shantiniketan’-like experience for the students, the inconveniences notwithstanding.

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