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Jamalpur students attend exam under open sky as nor’wester razes school

The UNO assures to take quick action

Update : 23 May 2023, 01:47 PM

Students of a primary school in Islampur upazila of Jamalpur are attending exams by hanging a tent under open sky as the school's tin-shed infrastructure was damaged in a nor'wester recently. 

The head teacher of Shishu Kalyan Primary School applied to the Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) for help in repairing the house. 

The UNO assured to take quick action.

According to local residents, the school established in the East Vengura area of Islampur upazila with the aim of providing primary education to the poor, underprivileged and working children of the society was included under the Child Welfare Trust of the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education in 2016.

According to the school documents, the school started its activities on January 1, 2012 with 30 students. 

At present, the number of students is 138. Among them there are 70 male and 68 female students. The school has five teachers and one clerk.

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During a visit on Monday afternoon, it was seen that the entire building of the school was destroyed in the storm on the night of May 16.

As a result of which students are taking exams by pulling a tent under open sky. 

A Fffth grader Hosne Ara Shilpi and fourth grader Banni Akhter said the school house was destroyed by the storm.

“We are facing various problems to attend exam under the tent.”

Kamrul Hasan, head teacher of the school, said: "The 100 feet long tin-shed house was completely destroyed in the storm. The tent has been pulled up for making arrangement to hold exam.” 

Besides, financial assistance has been requested from UNO sir for repairing the house, he added. 

UNO Md Tanveer Hasan Ruman said that the primary education officer has been given the responsibility to take necessary measures. Action will be taken immediately.

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