Bhopal: Many government schools is in the state capital literally suffer in rainy season as students and teachers are forced to adopt makeshift measures as soon as the rains begin. Around sixty students of five separate classes of Government Primary School in Ravidas Colony, near Jinsi, have to huddle in a community hall for studies because the building of their school is dripping and its premises is inundated with rain water.

In one of the classrooms plaster from the ceiling had come down after which the teachers decided to shift in the adjacent community hall- considering the safety of sixty students and teachers. The six class rooms in the school are so badly affected with seepage of rain water that the floors are wet and slippery.

“We have written to all authorities concerned and informed them about the situation here in school. We have been assured of action but till then we had no option but to shift in our operations into another building,” said Shahida Raza, headmistress of the school. We are lucky enough to have a community hall adjacent to our school as an alternative, she added.

In Government Middle School, Bijli Nagar a part of the school complex had to be razed as it became decrepit. However, the debris is still lying in the central open space in the school creating slush and a mud pool. Not just this the Ceilings of two buildings comprising primary and middle sections of school are also leaking.

Headmistress of the school, Seema Pathak said, “Authorities had been informed about the situation. She said that the ceilings were recently repaired by the school management.” “None of the roofs of the school building had water outlet and rainwater accumulated on the roof,” she added.

The middle school at Bagh Farhat Afza was found closed at noon time when Free Press’s team visited it. The shopkeepers of the outlets near the school said that the school might be closed because of the leaking roofs. District Education Officer Dharmendra Kumar Sharma said that the department has an engineer that surveys the schools building and submits report after which work is approved. On the issues crisis facing the three schools covered by the Free Press he said, “We will send a team for inspection.”

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