Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Jhagra School of Witchcraft and Wizardry’

Bureau reportTuesday, January 25, 2011

PESHAWAR: Students of a government school have been attending classes at a graveyard since the destruction of their school in Jhagra village near the provincial capital in the July 2010 floods.

The government has failed to reconstruct the Government Primary Mosque School,

Garhi Hameedabad, or provide an alternative building to accommodate the 52 students. Said Alam Khan, father of a student, said the local education authorities had been informed time and again about the problems faced by the school staff and students, but to no avail.

Requesting anonymity, an official of the Education Department said there were two teachers for 52 students, including 25 girls and 35 boys. “It is impossible for two teachers to take five classes,” the official added.

The official said that the officials of Education Department including executive

district officer (education) visited the place several times but nothing had been done so far. He said the younger students would contract diseases if they were not provided a proper school building. The News correspondent saw several students shivering with cold while studying in the open in the morning.

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