Students of Keishamthong High School (Govt. Model School) today cancelled their classes and stage protest demonstration in front of their school against government inaction towards the dilapidated conditions of the school.
“Two hours rain flooded the school entrance which is also a stretch of MI Road and we have to take out our shoes to cross it”, said a student while talking to reporters.
The students came out of the school cancelling their classes after 4th period at around 1.30 pm today to express their displeasure over the attitude of the concern government departments.
“Sometimes the splash of water from passing vehicles wet our uniform”, another student said.
The bitter truth is that the drainage system constructed at the side of the road has been in the condition since its construction and no government authorities including the Public Works Department and MAHUD had ever taken up any initiative to look into the matter though everyone knows the portion is just in front of the Govt. Model School besides being a state high way.
The previous head master of the school N Kananbala retired on January 31 and since then govt. had not sent any person to replace him.
When asked about it to the school teachers, they said the matter has been put to the notice of the school education department in written.
“We the teachers of the school had submitted a memorandum to send somebody to field the post of Head Master to the Director of education on January 19 as the previous head master was to retire on January 31”, said a teacher. However, till today no person has been sent, he added.
On the other hand, the toilet of the school was reportedly damage during the January 4 earthquake but it is not repaired till today despite the fact that it has been reported time and again.