YUMAKURU: Four children including two girls sustained head injuries after a part of the ceiling collapsed in the ‘Nali Kali’ room of Government Model Higher Primary School at Hosakere village in Madhugiri taluk on Saturday.
Prajwal, a First Standard student, was shifted to a local hospital where the doctors said he is out of danger. Two other First Standard students - Nagamani and Suhana - and second grader Jayanth were treated for minor injuries. As many as 13 students were inside the room when the incident occurred. The building is 15 years old and the quality of work is under cloud now, said Narayana, a resident.
Deputy director for public instruction K J Rajendra has recommended the suspension of headmaster Siddalingappa and Cluster Resource Person (CRP) Ranganath for dereliction of duty.
Poor infra exposed
The incident exposed the poor infrastructure in government schools in general. In fact, over 280 schools out of 450 in Madhugiri taluk are facing one or the other problems and it has been reported to the government one month ago, according to sources.
The taluk also sent a proposal to construct 105 new classrooms, they added. With shortage of classrooms, teachers resorted to combine two classes into one room.