Educational activities at Tepibari High School in Bhuapur upazila of Tangail is hampered as the schoolhouse has turned risky due to serious damage caused by the recent floods.
During a visit a couple of days ago, this correspondent saw awful condition of the school that has become virtually unusable.
Around 650 students from several adjacent villages currently read in the school established in 1992, school sources said.
“The flood badly damaged two semi-pucca thin-shed structures, a newly constructed washroom block, and many pieces of furniture including tables and chairs of the school. A big portion of the concrete structure just beside the staircase of the three-storey main building subsided while the playground has turned into a big ditch,” said Md Khairul Islam, headmaster of Tepibari High School.
A portion of the only building of adjacent Tepibari Government Primary School also subsided due to erosion of soil, he added.
Md Shahinoor Islam, Bhuapur upazila secondary education officer, said, “Tepibari High School is one of the 20 secondary schools that were damaged by the recent floods in the upazila. We have already sent the list of the affected schools to the Directorate of Secondary Education, urging for allocation of necessary fund for repair or reconstruction of the schools.”