Mumbai: In an appalling incident, students from a school in Madhya Pradesh were forced to sit and study in a disused toilet. The students were made to sit in the toilet due to the poor infrastructure, India Today reported.
The school which is some 35 kilometres from Neemuch district headquarters was set up in 2012. It is reported that a teacher runs the entire school. The school operated at a rented space till 2013. However, later they space was unavailable.
Kailash Chandra, who is the school teacher, said that he was forced to take classes in toilet as there was no building allocated for the school. Incidentally, the same toilet was used to give shelter to goats during rains.
Incidentally, Madhya Pradesh Education Minister Vijay Shah said that there were about 1.25 lakh schools in the state. He said that due to limited resources it became impossible to construct other school buildings and that rented places were allocated to carry on with the classes.
“In the case that has come up, no building has been constructed as yet. We have talked to the collector and the department. We have almost 1.25 lakh schools and in limited resources it is not possible to build schools. But we are making sure that there is no problem in finding a rented space” said Shah.
He added that though heavy rains took its toll on the school, the classes shouldn’t have been taken in the toilet.
“For that we have even called for an investigation report. We are asking of a report of wherever the problems of building prevail. Till the building is not made, they can go to a rented building and the State Government will bear the expenses,” he said.
Shah further said that wherever there’s no building, the government makes an arrangement, but then, the teacher should have given holidays if the situation was so bad.