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Students at Uttar Pradesh school forced to sit on floor due to lack of furniture

Rajkiya Balika Inter College in Uttar Pradesh, forced their students to sit on the floor as the classrooms have no desks or chairs.

Rajkiya Balika Inter College authorities said “arrangement for furniture will be made soon”.

The school has been constructed in Hoshiyarpur area of Noida’s sector 51 this year.

According to the authorities, discussions are on for delivery of the furniture. But till then, the students will continue to sit on the floor.

There were no blackboards or whiteboards and teaching was done orally. 

However, small blackboards are now being used till proper-sized ones are supplied.

“The furniture has to be provided by the government. It is delayed primarily because elections came in between and then the government changed. Also, introduction of e-tenders might have slowed down the process a little bit more,” said Hem Lata, the principal.

“We have bought a few carpets from our own funds and some were provided by local BJP worker Manmohan Chauhan,” said the principal. “Even villagers have contributed a lot” , she added.

Students facing lot of discomfort sitting on the floor and complain about backaches and body pain .

“They should have arranged for furniture in advance instead of waiting till last moment ” , a student said.

Another student said ” There is no generator as well , we have to sit in uncomfortable heat whenever there is a power cut”.

The school also doesn’t have enough teachers. There is a requirement for 15 postgraduate teachers, but only six have been appointed.

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