Seven new government schools to be completed by year-end

  • HT Correspondent, None, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Aug 19, 2014 20:16 IST

The construction work of as many as seven new government schools is likely to be completed by the end of the year.

The building of Government High School (GHS), Sector 45 is almost complete and it may be inaugurated in the current academic session itself. "Once started, it will share the load of the GMSSS, Sector 45, that has extremely high enrollment," said department officials. Besides this school, the construction is at full swing at GHS-Kisangarh, GHS-Pocket no 1 and GHS-Pocket no 2 in Manimajra , GHS-48, GHS-49 as well as GHS in rehabilitated colony in Dhanas.

Department officials further revealed that although the deadline for completion of the construction of these schools was September, it might get extended to December. "We hope that the engineering department will complete the construction work soon so that the department can start these schools from the next academic session," said an official

Once completed, these schools will share the workload of schools in the respective areas.

For instance, there is only one school in Kishangarh which is not sufficient given its huge enrollment. Similarly, two new schools in Manimajra will further strengthen the quality of education here.

The schools will bring relief to the rehabilitation colony in Dhanas. Its only school in the area is running from a makeshift arrangement made out of 20-30 one room flats. Given the high population in this area, a new school will help increase the standard of education for the local residents, who have been struggling since they were shifted from colony no 5 last year.

Infact, another school is under construction in Dhanas, and the department has identified two more sites for the construction of schools here. Although, sources said the local administrations had been hammering with the engineering department to speed up its construction work so that new schools could be started in Dhanas at the earliest.

Education dept identifying new school sites in other areas

Sources informed that the department had been scouting for new sites in areas like Hallomajra, Karsan, Mauli colony, Maloya and peripheral areas where the existing school infrastructure was insufficient.

As per the education department's own record, its student: classroom ratio is very high, owing to which as many as 45 schools run on double-shift basis.

DPI (s) Kamlesh Kumar said the department was working both on adding additional rooms in the existing schools besides inducting new schools so as to provide the best institutional infrastructure to city residents.

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