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Students attend classes under open sky

  • Published at 05:42 am May 7th, 2013
Students attend classes under open sky

Students of Kolabazer United High School at Kaliganj upazila in Jhenaidah have been attending classes under open sky as the Local Government Rural Development has declared the school risky to run academic activities.

The engineers of the LGRD have suggested school authority that 10 rooms of the school building would be made abandoned as several cracks were found at the roof of the structure.

The decision has been taken immediately after the Savar tragedy that had killed hundreds of people and injured thousands.

 Headmaster of the school Bijoy Kumar Biswas said the school was established on 3.24 acres of land in 1961. In 1964, the authority had constructed the 10-room school building with sub-standard materials. Even some walls of the building were made with mud instead of cement and sand.

Due to the use of below standard materials, cracks have developed at many points of the school within a few years, he said.

Even, plasters from different places were dropped several times. In recent times, the condition of the building has deteriorated badly. A portion of the educational institution was caved in to the earth a few months back.

A guardian in the school, Mahiuddin, said his family members were not feeling easy to send their kids in the school after the massive disaster happened at Savar last week.

An assistant teacher of the school Sabjal Hossain said, they were apprehending collapse of the school building at any time. So, they were compelled to arrange classes under open sky, he added.

When contacted, president of the school managing committee Abdul Mannan MP, said they would take necessary measures immediately.