Inter Village Schools is a Dire Necessity in Hard Belts to Regain lost glory of Old schools in the state.
Publish Date : 16/09/2019
Aalo Sept. 14:- It is a fact that many of the stalwarts in the state are alumni of government schools and counting such luminaries donning state colour will run into thousands for sure. With passage of time many of the old schools that catered educational needs of students in hey days are on the verge of collapse due to patronage, lack of infrastructure, shortage of teachers, enrollment and other problems associated with it. The opening and up gradation of schools in a large scale in the past have done no good either and led to defunct and closure of many schools and poor performances, falling academic graph, quantitative education we witness today are factors behind it.
One such glaring example is Keak Middle School that was established in the year 1956 as a Primary School and celebrated its Golden jubilee Year with fanfare amid congregation of Alumni in 2006. This school was instrumental in shaping many luminaries of the society from Upper Kamba, Kamba, Darak and Yomcha in those days but the 13 years of its journey after the celebration of Golden jubilee Year paints a pitiable picture of the school. The Keak UPS has an enrollment of 36 students with ten teachers to run it today due to lack of feeder schools and present trend of most of the parents going out for private schools.
The school can only regain its lost glory if it is converted into a Inter Village school with hostel facilities to accommodate students from Upper Kamba villages like Yaki Tato, keak, Kesi Tali, Gemo Tali, Sesi Likar, Sere Tali and Siru Tali right from class 1 to VIII. This will not only help students located far away from the central school to stay together in hostel but meet up the teachers shortages as teachers posted here and there without purpose can be concentrated in that particular school. This will also enhance teaching- learning atmosphere which is abruptly missing today. This kind of Inter Village Schools are of a dire need in many hard belts where schools have been opened but problems of teachers shortage, infrastructures, enrollments etc. looms large.