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New school buildings in Bandarban improve academic environment


Published : 15 Sep 2022 08:23 PM
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Sumaiya Akhter, a 7th grade student of Balaghata Bilkich Begum High School said that there are 192 students in the 7th grade. Divided into two branches, 96 students have to sit in one room. Students find it very difficult to attend classes due to heat exhaustion. Moreover, if there is no electricity then it is very difficult to sit in the class.

The teachers said that the students will not suffer anymore, because the 4-storey building has been given. Do not sit crowded. Students will be able to take classes comfortably and concentrate on their studies more than before.

Senior teacher of Balaghata Bilkich Begum High School Shahidul Haque said that more than eight hundred students are studying in five classes in the school. The school has long had problems with infrastructure and furniture. A four-storied building and furniture have been provided to this school by the Directorate of Education and Engineering, Bandarban. As a result, the problem of classroom and furniture has been solved. He thinks that it will play a supporting role in improving the quality of education.

Recently, on site visit to various secondary schools in the district, it can be seen that 3000 secondary schools have been selected across the country for the implementation of the selected private secondary school development project in the financial year 2018-19. Among them, ten secondary schools have been placed in Bandarban district, two out of ten have been completed, eight schools are in progress, out of which about eighty percent of the work has been completed. In the same financial year, ten schools are undergoing upward expansion projects. School buildings which were already one or two stories high are being extended. In the fiscal year 2019-20, construction of four-storey buildings of five madrasas out of six madrasas in Bandarban district is underway. The construction of a madrasa is stuck due to land issues. Lama Municipal Mayor Zahirul Islam said that soon the land problems will be resolved and the construction work can be started.

Uttam Kumar Pal, Headmaster of Rajbila High School, said that Rajbila High School in a remote area, 24 km away from the district town, had infrastructure problems for a long time. The problem has now worsened due to the construction of a 4-storey Drishti Nandan building by the Directorate of Education and Engineering, Bandarban. He hopes that students and teachers will focus on teaching, and the quality of education will increase.

Abdur Sukkur, head teacher of Lama Upazila Lama Mukh High School said that there are about seven hundred students in the school. There was a problem with the class room for a long time. Due to the construction of a four-storied Drishti Nandan building from the Directorate of Education and Engineering in Bandarban, the problem of the class room of the students has been solved.

The private secondary schools in Bandarban district have long been plagued by infrastructural problems, the number of students in each school has increased but the building -classrooms have not increased. From that thought, the government took the initiative of constructing new buildings of private secondary schools all over the country.

In the seven upazilas of Bandarban district, now almost every secondary school has a sight to behold four-storied academic building.

According to the Directorate of Education and Engineering, Bandarban, 26 crores have been allocated for the construction of new buildings for ten private secondary schools in Bandarban district, 13 crores have been allocated for the upward expansion of ten schools, and 14 crores have been allocated for 5 madrasas out of 6 madrasas. Bijak Chakma, Executive Engineer of Bandarban Educational Engineering Directorate, said that the construction work of Line Jhiri Dakhil Madrasa building in Lama Upazila will be started once the land problems are resolved.

An average of two crore rupees is allocated for each school including the construction of a four-storied building and supply of furniture. The projects are being implemented by the Directorate of Education and Engineering, Bandarban. Bijak Chakma, executive engineer of the Directorate of Education and Engineering, believes that once the construction work of twenty-six school madrasas in Bandarbanan district is completed, the problems of classrooms and furniture in the schools will be solved for a long time. District Secondary Education Officer Sarit Kumar Chakma said that private secondary schools were facing problems in teaching due to accommodation problems for a long time. When the construction of the school building is completed, the class room will not be a problem anymore. Therefore, the Directorate of Education and Engineering has been urged to quickly complete the construction of the private secondary school building and hand it over, said the district education officer.