The Deputy Commissioner of East Garo Hills, Swapnil Tembe, has promised to look into the condition of Nengkram Government Lower Primary School, situated in one of the most remote parts of the district after the terrible condition of one of the school buildings was brought to his notice.
Nengkram is a village under the Dambo-Rongjeng block on the road between Mangsang and Adokgre.
The school houses three structures. While two are still intact, albeit in a dilapidated condition, the other resembles a cowshed, rather than a building where children are taught in.
“The village has a lot of children that could use the extra infrastructure to educate themselves. However, due to the poor conditions, many have had to move to neighbouring villages to attend school. Drastic improvements are an absolute requirement if education is to improve in the rural belt of the state,” said one concerned resident of Rongjeng on the condition of anonymity.
The school building in question lacks a steady roof, doors, windows and even a floor. Even the walls have broken down, making the structure impossible to use in any weather. The nearby structures too are in a similar condition. Interestingly, the toilets are newly built and sturdy.
Upon being informed on the matter two days ago, the DC has assured to look into the situation.
“We will have to check how it was damaged. If the building has been damaged due to a storm, then a proposal will be sent to the Revenue Department for renovation. Otherwise, the Education Department has to do the needful,” said Tembe.