Mohammad Majid Malik
BHADERWAH: In a bizarre example of poor education system in the Bhaderwah, the students of state run High School Bhatoli, Bhalessa are taking classes under open sky.
Established 20 years back as primary school Bhatoli and upgraded to high school in 2008 , the school here reflects a grim picture vis-à-vis providing learning to the students. The school, located on the Chilly Manoo roadside without fencing, doesn’t only grapple with the problem of space constraints, but even hosts animals sometimes.
Students of lower classes do not have jute mats for sitting. The school is worst than a cowshed, locals say. It lacks even playing field, library and laboratory. Sometimes, the students have to clear the cow-dung from the veranda of the “school”.
A student of 7th standard, said that they have to face a lot of hardships owing to space constraints and murky surroundings. He said that they don’t have toilet facility.
The damaged school building has now become a safe haven for gamblers and junkies after the schooling hours are over.