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12:00 AM, March 01, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:55 AM, March 01, 2019

Classes in risky schoolhouse

Students of Dakkhin Talikhali Government Primary School in Sadar upazila are attending their classes amid risk of accident due to the dilapidated condition of the schoolhouse.

The school building comprising two rooms saw no renovation work since it was constructed in 2001.

Established in 1994, the school has 85 students and five teachers, said Headmaster Md Jalilur Rahman.

The building may collapse any time as several cracks have developed in the roof and the exposed iron rods rusted, said teachers, adding that plaster falls off the sidewall regularly.

Nayeem Fakir, a student of Class V, said they have to attend classes amid risk of accident as the school building has turned too risky for use.

There is also a two-room tin-shed house adjacent to the building. Especially in monsoon, it is tough to attend classes in the schoolhouse as it also saw no renovation work since long, said students.

Despite repeated pleas, the authorities concerned are yet to take any steps in this regard, said the headmaster.

New school building should be built immediately considering interest of the children, he said.

Md Shahidul Islam, district primary education officer, said they have already informed the higher authorities about taking steps to renovate the structure or build a new building there.

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