This is how you waste money – Two teachers employed in a Kashmir school with 2 children

Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar, May 18:

Showing non-utilization of services, a Govt school in Kashmir which carries a total strength of only two students has been running under the administration of two teachers.

Government Primary School, Sonim- Pattan in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, enrolls only two children of a poor family along with two teachers and a cook who are posted there and government spends estimated Rs 60, 000, including the salary of the trio to run the school.

The school was established in 1995, and had contributed a lot in providing quality education, said the locals.

Later, the quality of education degraded, forcing the parents to stop sending their children to this school.

The parents bemoan that two schools in the one kilometer radius, one school at Yall and other at Kanloo are now accommodating all the students who left this school.

They said, they feel bad for the deteriorating condition of the school, which once had a glorious past, adding that students too had to suffer through this.

Now the school only has two children of a poor family, whose parents alleged that the two teachers who are posted here did not provide them the discharge certificate.

Adding, to run this school these two children have been forcibly kept.

Chief Education Officer (CEO) Baramulla Mushtaq Ahmad said that the department has received complaints against the school’s two teachers who are posted there.

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