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Dilapidated school building poses critical risk to students at Gojal

Gulmit:  F.G Boys High School  Gulmit Gojal has posed threat to hundreds of students studying in the school.  The roof of the school has wide cracks, while the walls and pillars are on the verge of collapse. The school administration has declared the building dangerous and parents have also been informed about the critical situation. The Headmaster of the school and School Management Committee (SMC)have informed authorities at higher level but no substantial step has been taken to avoid such risk.


The School annually receives around seven-eight lakh rupees annually for the maintenance which is suspected to be misused by the school authorities. The wide cracks have been temporarily filled with cement for years but now the situation has turn into a critical position. In the previous years the higher authorities have not been informed about the dilapidated situation.After couple of years few  new furniture has been bought in the school on the urge of SMC.

IMG_5869The School was established in 1962 and was upgraded to middle level in 1974 then to SCC level in 1978. A new building was constructed and the school was shifted to the existing building in 1992. The building was actually designed for G I Sheet Roof, but it was replaced into RCC without proper beams and pillars. Due to this blunder, the school building is in danger. Big cracks show that it may cause an accident any time.

The parents are worried and have appealed to the higher authorities for immediate action. Further, it has been appealed by the parents to shift the students to other building temporarily until the building is reshaped or reconstructed. The fear in the region has becoming cause of less strength in the school. The School Management Committee has requested the Government to dismantle the building and reconstruct it again.

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