Many students fail to get enrolled in class VI in Tentulia

Published : 19 Feb 2024 08:37 PM

More than 100 students who passed class V (five) from various primary schools in Tentulia under Panchgarh district have failed to get admitted in class VI (six) in nearby schools because of shortages of seats. As a result, further studies of those students have become uncertain.

It is learnt, according to the New Education Policy, no school is allowed to admit more than 55 students in class VI. 

In many frontier schools, sections in class VI have not yet been opened. Headmasters of many local schools informed, usually 100 to 150 of class V passed students had applied for admission in class VI. From those applicants, 55 students got chance to be admitted in class six in any school through lotteries.

Rest 80 to 90 students failed to get admitted in class VI. Some of those students, however, got admitted in schools some 15 to 20 kilometres away from their houses. But because of non-availability of seats, many students even failed to get admitted there.

According to sources, children of day labourers, stone-breakers, stone labourers, Tea Garden workers, farmers of frontier villages -- Shahebjote, Puratan Bazar, Dorjipara, Sarial Jote, Dangapara, Mathafata, Aziz Nagar, Company Jote, Biralijote, Burimutki, Ranachandi under Tentulai upazila have passed class V but failed to get admitted in class VI to the nearby schools. 

There are secondary schools and madrashas 10 kilometres away from those villages but no seat is also vacant there. The poor labourers, farmers and stone-breakers have no economic capability to let their children study at the nearby schools by keeping them outside of their houses.  

Child students Sultana Razia, Rabewya Akhter, Aima Akhter, Champa, Imon and Mahmood Hasan of village Aziznagar informed that after passing class V, they applied to get admitted to Aziznagar Dimukhi High School and Tentulia Model Government School. But, their names were not found in the lottery results that is why they failed to get admitted in class VI.  As there is no vacant seat in schools 10 kilometres away from their villages, they are getting no chance to get admitted in any school. They questioned, whether they would not be be able to study further for the want of school seats. 

Valiant Freedom fighter Abdul Aziz of village Aziznagar informed, his grand-daughter Ayesha Akhter Sweety has passed class V examinations from Aziz nagar Government Primary School. She failed to get admitted in any nearby school as her name did not show in the lottery results.

Tea Garden worker Sahera informed, her son Sabbir Hasan passed class V from Aziznagar Primary School. His name did not show in the lottery result that is why he failed to get admitted in class VI in any nearby school.  

Setara Begum, former UP Member of Mathafata village informed, she was frustrated by failing to admit her son and daughter to schools. Being failed to get admitted in schools, her son and daughter are weeping at home and want to go to school. 

Sanowar Hossain, Head Master of Aziznagar Dimukhi High School informed, accoding to the policy of the government, he admitted 55 students in class VI. A total of 151 students applied to get admitted in his school but through lottery only 55 were selected for admission.

Fazley Rabbi, Upazila Nirbahi Officer, in this connection said many guardians of students who were not allowed to get admitted in class VI came to him. He added, he was contacting with the higher authorities and finding the ways to admit those students.