For the first time after the disaster in Joshimath, the operation of the schools in Joshimath duly started from Wednesday, but here also the effect of the disaster was visible. Although the attendance of students was very less on the first day, but the children looked excited to come to school. In many schools, the attendance of students was around 50 percent. Only about 50 percent of the students were present in the schools of the entire city. It is expected that students emerging from the disaster will soon reach schools in large numbers to shape their future.
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Due to the extremely cold area, every year there is a winter holiday in the Joshimath region in the month of January. From February 1, the schools of the entire region are duly opened. This year Joshimath was hit by disaster. Many school children are also living in relief camps with their families. Throughout the month of January, there was a fear of disaster among these children as well. When the schools opened on Wednesday, the effect of the disaster was visible here too. Only one or two students were seen in most of the classes. The education department did not release any clear data regarding attendance, but the department claims that the attendance in the schools was 50 to 60 percent. On the other hand, the officials of the education department and the teachers of the schools are hopeful that the number of students will increase from Thursday.
Education officials inspected the schools
Officials of Education Department including Chief Education Officer Kuldeep Gairola and Block Education Officer Bhaskar Bevani conducted site inspection of Government Inter College Joshimath, Government Girls Inter College, Primary School Marwari, Upper Primary School Marwari and Adarsh Primary School Joshimath. He also talked to the school children and inspired them to study.
Attendance of students in some schools of the city
school registered present
Rajiv Gandhi Residential School 81 31
Inter College Joshimath 152 22
GGIC Joshimath 335 110
Model Primary School 92 12
Rapravi Singhdhar Joshimath 40 12
Government Primary School Sunil 36 07
Rapravi Ravigram 49 11
The winter vacation started in the city from January 1, but during this time the landslide in Joshimath became very fast. Because of this, many family members went to the camps. The entire month of winter vacation was spent by the children in fear of disaster. About 151 children registered in the city are living in relief camps.
pre board exam starts from thursday
Pre-board examinations for classes X and XII are starting from Thursday, for which preparations have been completed in the schools. There are 803 students registered in class 10th and 12th in Joshimath Nagar. Rajkishore, Principal of Government Inter College Joshimath, says that the teaching work has started in the school. Pre board exams are starting from Thursday. Students who did not attend on the first day have been asked to attend from Thursday.
Two schools started in rented buildings
Due to landslides, Primary School and Government Junior High School Marwari had become unsafe due to cracks, due to which the Education Department has operated these schools on rented buildings. Classes are being conducted in secure buildings near where this school building is located.
Primary school shifted from Singhdhar affected, school started
The affected families living in the primary school of Singhdhar ward have been shifted elsewhere by the administration on Wednesday. After this, the operation of the school started on the scheduled time from Wednesday. On the first day 12 children reached the school. All the schools in the city opened on Wednesday after the winter vacation. Six families were living in the relief camp set up in the primary school of Singhdhar ward, which were not shifted to another place by the administration. On Wednesday, Tehsil administration officials reached the spot and held talks with all the families and after consent, their arrangements were shifted to another place. All the families have also shifted their belongings. Rekha, the headmistress of the school, says that 40 children are registered here, out of which three children have gone to another place. Today on the first day 12 children reached school. Talks have been held with the parents of the children, from Thursday other students will also start coming to school regularly.
The attendance of the classes on the first day has been good. Due to one month vacation, many families go out due to which all the students are not able to attend. It is expected that the attendance of the students will improve from Thursday. We have inspected the arrangements by visiting the schools. As of now, there was no problem regarding the conduct of the classes.
Kuldeep Gairola, Chief Education Officer Chamoli.
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