By Prastav Kumar Mishra
Jamshedpur: Notwithstanding tall claims of the state government regarding improvement in the education sector, the Government Odia Middle School in Asangi of Seraikela-Kharsawan cuts a sorry picture when it comes to basic infrastructure.
The school has been experiencing hardship since past several years in terms of non-availability of funds which could be utilized under various heads to set up basic infrastructure and facilities for the students.
At present the school has only three teachers including a para teacher. The thin staff strength has the responsibility of teaching 150 students in all. This has led to a poor teacher-students ratio in the school. Had it not been for the para-teacher, the ratio would have been even worse, said Samai Singh, Headmaster in-charge of the school.
According to Singh, who doubles up as teacher as well as Headmaster of the school, “Sometimes the number of students goes up crossing the 200 mark. This further makes it difficult for the teachers to take classes smoothly.”
Local villagers said the issues like regarding staff shortage and absence of a full-time Headmaster in the school have been raised before the district education department authorities concerned. But so far nothing has been done to improve the situation.