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Laboratory School building on the verge of collapse

  • Published at 08:53 pm September 23rd, 2016
  • Last updated at 01:19 am September 24th, 2016
Laboratory School building on the verge of collapse
The student of the school are also suffering a lot due to variety of problems, including  poor condition of infrastructures and lack of teachers, furniture and scientific equipments. Santosh Kumar Dhali, headmaster of Khulna Government Laboratory High School, said: “The buildings of the school are in decayed condition, which may collapse any time. We have already sent several letters to the authorities concerned about the poor condition of the academic buildings though the problems have not been solved yet.” “In 2014, officials of Education Engineer Department had sent a recommendation letter to the Ministry of Education seeking Tk4.5 corer allocation for a new academic building and for others necessary items, but we have not seen any progress about the allotment yet,” the headmaster told to the Dhaka Tribune. TM Zakir Hossain, Director of Secondary and Higher Education of Khulna said: “We will direct Education Engineer Department to take necessary initiatives to renovated the dilapidated buildings.” Khulna Government Laboratory High School, had been founded at Taligati in Fulbarigate area of the district in 1967 and is known for its academic successes in public examinations from its establishment. Now after 49 years of its foundation the school is observing the worst condition due to poor condition of buildings and lack of teachers, said the school sources. “Students of the school attend classes amid great risks, as the school authorities have compelled to run academic activities in the decayed building,” said the headteacher. Students of the school, wishing anonymity expressed fear about their school building. “We face problem during classes in this old building. We are always afraid,” said a student. They also alleged that along with several problems there are lack of toilets in the school. During a visit to Khulna Government Laboratory High School this correspondent had found that plaster of walls and ceilings of the buildings of the school were coming apart, and the roofs of some buildings had developed cracks. According to school sources, now there are 1183 students have been studying in the school. Several posts of teachers including assistant headmaster, are lying vacant in the school, hampering education, management and administrative works. Earlier, in 2010, Ministry of Education has declared the residential house of headmaster as out of order and ordered headmaster to remove the building. “According to the recommendation of Education Engineer Department the ministry had allotted only Tk5 lakh in 2010, for the school which was spent to renovated the floors of the school,” said the headmaster.