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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Umbrella in one hand, books in the other

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One hundred percent girl students have passed in a school where they had to divide their concentration by holding umbrella in one hand and book in the other in the classroom of Titabajitpur M K B Girls High School.

This correspondent in a visit to Titabajitpur M K B Girls High School found that girls were holding umbrellas in the classroom due to several holes in the corrugated tin-shade roof. One of the students said: "We always fear of getting wet as rain water leaks from the holes of tin-shed roof." "We keep us busy in protecting our books from water when rain comes. We carry umbrellas with us to save us from the water. We feel so helpless," she added.

The school is situated in the middle of Titabajitpur, Mominpur, Khopdahi and Bandakhola village under South Biddyanandakati Union 13 kilometers away from Keshabpur sadar upazila. The school was established in 1991 with the help of locals. The girls continued the success of passing hundred percent in every year. This year 20 girls appeared in the SSC examination and everyone passed.

But the condition of school building is very poor. Headmaster of Titabajitpur M K B Girls High School Md Kamruzzaman said, at least 200 girls has been attending classes with uncertainty. The old wall of the school building can collapse any time. It is impossible to continue educational activities in this dilapidated school building in rainy season, he added.

Headmaster Md Kamruzzaman told The Asian Age: "Rain water falls in almost every classroom. Girls have to hold umbrellas in one hand while attending classes. It is quite impossible to continue the classes in nor'wester and rainy season."

Keshabpur Upazila Nirbahi Officer Mizanur Rahman said: "Girls of this school have set an example by passing 100 percent. The administration will take necessary steps for construction of the school building."


-Ruhul Kuddus, Keshabpur, Jashore

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