Lack of toilet facility has been one of the reasons, why many girl students stop their study- Governor of Arunachal Pradesh.
The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B. D. Mishra (Retd.) visited Government Primary School, Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on 6th September 2018. The school has 82 students, of which 65 are girl students.
The Governor advised the children to study well and score good marks in the examination.
Continuing his effort to identify the challenges in primary education of the State, the Governor visited the classrooms and other amenities of the school. He also interacted with the teachers and members of School Management Committee.
The Governor found the classrooms inadequately lighted with restricted natural light and ventilation. He was disappointed to find that there is no separate bathroom for the girls, whose number is 65.
The Governor said that lack of toilet facility has been one of the reasons, why many girl students stop their study.
The Governor, during his visit also found inadequate arrangement for mid-day meals to be provided to the students.
Following the visit, the Governor called for a meeting of all the stakeholders. Inspector General, ITBP, Director, Elementary Education, management committee member, all teachers of Government Primary School, Government architect and Raj Bhavan officers attended the meeting. He asked the officials to make the school run properly.
Responding to the State Education Minister’s request, the Governor, after the visit, ordered the IG (ITBP) to hand over of the adjacent Raj Bhavan quarter to State Education Department for expansion of the school immediately. On expansion, the Governor felt that more than 150 students will be able to get education there.
The Governor also assigned the task of proper structural development of the school to Shri Jummar Rumi, the Architect and asked him to carve out leg space for the children’s assembly and a Flag Post for hoisting the National Flag.
The Governor invited the children, en block, to come to Raj Bhavan for Refreshment Treat.
At the request of the Governor, the Director, Elementary Education, Tapi Gao volunteered to adopt the school.