Meghalaya: Nengkram Lower Primary School in tatters, East Garo Hills DC promises to look into the matter



The Deputy Commissioner of East Garo Hills (EGH), Swapnil Tembe, has assured to look into the condition of the Nengkram Government Lower Primary school in the remote parts of the district.

Nengkram is a village under the Dambo – Rongjeng Block on the road between Mangsang – Adokgre, one of the remotest areas of the district.

According to reports, the school houses three structures. While two of the structures are still intact, albeit in a dilapidated condition, one of the section that is part of the school resembles a cow shed, rather than a building where children are taught.

“The village has a lot of children that could use the extra infrastructure to educate themselves. Drastic improvement is an absolute requirement if education is to improve in the rural belt of the state,” said one concerned resident of Rongjeng, on the condition of anonymity.

The school building lacks a steady roof, doors, windows and even a floor. Even the walls have broken down, making the structure impossible to use in any weather. The nearby structures too are in a similar condition. Interestingly, the toilets are newly built and sturdy.

Upon being informed on the matter, the DC has assured to look into the situation.

“We will have to check how it was damaged. If the building has been damaged due to a storm, then a proposal will be sent to the Revenue department for renovation. Otherwise, the education department has to take the necessary steps,” said Tembe.

(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)