MYSURU: Leaking roofs of classrooms in some schools of Mysuru district is making learning difficult for the children. Students of the Government School in K Hemmanahalli village of Mysuru taluk have to endure leaking roofs and flooded classrooms in the rainy seasons. The schools also lacks adequate benches for the children to sit.
According to the Unified District Information System of Education’s 2016-17 report, there are 6,003 schools in the district including government, aided and unaided schools and around 3,482 classrooms in some schools are in a bad shape. Of these 3,482 classrooms, 1638 classrooms are in elementary schools.
According to a source in the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) these classrooms require major repair works.
Majority of the school buildings in the city limits are in good condition. A senior official in the primary and secondary education department said damaged classrooms are there in all the districts, particularly in North Karnataka region. Officials at taluk levels have failed to maintain it, he charged.
Speaking to Express, convenor of RTE Task force Nagasimha G Rao said the department has to fix the classrooms as early as possible because if Mysuru district receives heavy rain like Bengaluru, the walls may collapse. Deputy director of DPI BKS Vardhan said: “Government has granted `70 lakh for the repair works and renovation has already started.”