Imphal, Sept 6
Despite people’s demand to have proper Regulation for Boarding and Hostel run by Private individuals, a government co-educational residential school named Model Residential School situated at Rengpang under Nungba Sub division of Noney district was managed and run without any gate or boundary fencing for the security and safety of the students since its establishment.
Violating the Norms and standards given by the National Regulatory Guidelines for Hostels of Educational Institution for Children where proper boundary wall and gates for ensuring safety and security of resident students is vital, the Model Residential School, having a total number of 134 (73 boys and 66 girls) residing and studying in it put their life insecure living in a place without any boundary and gate.
Concerning about the insecurity felt by the staffs and students, Headmistress of the school Jangsinlu Riamei said that as the school is near the highway and lack of boundary wall and a gate becomes a big problem to them. Not only they fear for intruders from the neighboring village, the many unknown people passing through the highway makes a great concern for the safety and security of the both the students and staffs of the school.
“As there are many girl students residing in the residential school, there is a tremendous risk especially for the girl students”, she added.
She further said that some students even ran away from the campus taking undue advantage of the lack of Boundary Walls and gate.
Moreover the Students of Model Residential School expressed great concern over the lack of teachers.
More importantly the students of Class ten who will be facing the HSLC Examination will be appearing without any teacher. Around 27 students from the school will appear with such ill fated situation.
The school which was upgraded to High school last year still lacks proper and regular teacher for both class 9 and 10. They all studied without any proper teachers. The present class 10 students were all promoted from Class 9 without any proper and regular teacher.
Even though a Model School, it doesn’t have any medical assistance or even a vehicle for the school to carry the ill students and the staffs to the nearest health centre which is at Nungba about 15 km from their school.
Pointing out that the fate of Class 10 students who are going to appear HSLC, Jangsinliu said that there are no regular teachers for the class 9 and 10 even as there are teachers who teach upto Class 8. She urged the government to appoint regular teachers for her students.
She also appealed the government to provide a medical practitioner a doctor or a nurse and also a vehicle for their residential school for the welfare of both the teaching and non teaching staff.
“It becomes a huge trouble for them when one falls sick as there is no nearby health centre and one has to travel a distance of 15km to Nungba”, Jangsinliu stated and added that the lack of vehicle for the school has added more trouble to them.
Highlighting the shortage of water due to lack of reservoir she said that as there is no adequate reservoir they went far places to fetch water. She urged the government to build an adequate reservoir for them.
Despite government’s initiative to improve government school under the ambitious “School Fagathansi Mission” many schools without simple basic facilities of being a school are still left. Many questioned the fate of such schools which were not listed on “School Fagathansi Mission”.
Chingkheinganba has been a journalist for more than 4+ years and is popular among the team for his reporting style. In his spare time, he teaches kids from his locality. He and his parents reside in Singjamei Chingamakha Kshetri Leikai . He holds a Masters Degree in Mass Communication from Manipur University. Chingkheinganba is available via email at [email protected]
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