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Demolition of schools leaves students stranded

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  1 Dec 2017 12:00 AM GMT


GUWAHATI, Nov 30: More than 250 students are set to lose an academic year after authorities demolished a high school in Panjabari area of the city as a part of eviction drive launched in Amchang wildlife sanctuary from Monday.

The Jashimalu High School, which was established in 1993 by locals of Amchang, dismantled by administration on Monday as a part of massive eviction drive launched by the administration as per Gauhati High Court directive.

There are a total of 41 HSLC examition candidates out of 257 students of the school. The HSLC examition will be started in February next year. A parent said that as the school was given fincial assistance besides according registration, they had no clue that the school would be demolished.

“My daughter has been studying in this school for last three years. As the school was aided by govermnet, we never thought this would happen. Where will my daughter study now?” he asked.

Locals maintain that the school has been unfairly demolished.

“Our school which runs classes from V–X got permission from government in 1994. Even the teachers have got fincial assistance of Rs 7.60 lakh in 2015 as their remuneration. A kitchen and store was constructed with the fincial assistance from Sarba Siksha Abhiyan Mission. Not only that, even the Soil Conservation department constructed a toilet and a bore well was also installed by the government. We never imagined that even after providing this much assistance, the government will demolish the school,” said an office bearer of the school magement committee. The demolition will leave the students stranded for the rest of the year.

“We have 41 students in Std X who are due to appear for the HSLC exams. How they will appear exam now,” he said. There are a total of 13 teachers in the school.

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