Ludhiana: After four decades, a government primary school on the campus of Punjab Agricultural University has built boundary walls.
“Boundary wall is must in every school. When we received funds for major repairs last month, I decided to first get a railing-cum- gate constructed, keeping in mind the safety of the students. Earlier, the school campus was an open ground, accessible to anybody,” said School head Amanpreet Kaur.
With a limited purse of Rs 65,000, the school head chipped in with a contribution to construct walls near the classrooms and play area. A gate has also been built.
Given the funds, it was not possible to cover the entire school area of 500 yards. So, only areas around the classrooms and office were covered by the walls.
The school authorities have been writing to Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) office and the Unified District Information System for Education (UDISE) for boundary walls on three sides for last 10 years, but the prayers fell on deaf ears.
A total of 317 students are currently enrolled in the school’s pre-primary to class V. Last year, the number of students was 216.
“Once the school reopens, we will require more classrooms to accommodate students,” Kaur said.