Leaking roofs, walls with cracks, absence of infrastructure and lack of drinking water greet students here
Here is a classic example of how authorities and those in power are apathetic towards the pitiable state of government schools in the town.
Kanti Subbamma and Tammaiah Government Girls SKST High School and Government Girls Composite PU College on Periyapatna are in poor state. Both the school and college are run in the same building which is in a dilapidated condition.
Walls in the classrooms have developed cracks and also there is lot of seepage. Students are continually worried that the building may collapse anytime. Though the condition has been highlighted in several letters to the authorities concerned, no action has been taken yet.
The school has eight class rooms, a total of 1,130 students out of which 524 students are studying in high school and 608 students are in the college. Students come to study in two shifts –morning and afternoon. College students are taught from 7 am to 11.30 am, while the high school students are taught thereafter.
To make matters worse, the college has a shortage of teaching staff and the infrastructure is poor. Though ITC Company provided aid for construction of six toilets through funding, the maintenance continues to be bad. The situation is so worse that students are asked to pay for clean toilets. Also, the drinking water unit provided by the State Bank of Mysore is not working.
President of School Development Monitoring Committee K G Jagadeesh alleged that though the SDMC has enough funds for the maintenance, the school management has not called for a meeting to discuss on the issue. Nearly, six years ago foundation was laid to build a three-storeyed building with a grant of Rs 75 lakh. The work, however, now has been halted. The condition is worst during night where miscreants hurl stones at the school due to which the roof has been completely destroyed.
However, despite various problems plaguing the school, it has been able to furnish 89 percent results.
Jagadeesh urged the authorities to look into the issue and provide a secured environment for the students.
President of School Development Monitoring Committee K G Jagadeesh blamed the school management for not convening a meeting with the SDMC and seek funds to address the issue.