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Girls demanded for separate school. GHS Bumborate facing acute shortage of staff and infrastructure.
Government High school for Boys Bumborate (Kalash Valley) is imparting education to both gender under combined education system. There are 400 students (male and female) but the school having only 7 classrooms from class 6 to 10. There are only 13 teaching staff while posts of Science Teacher was abolished from this school and thus there is no science teacher in this only educational institution for 3 valleys Birir, Rumboor and Bumborate. Hence science subjects are teaching by existing staff voluntarily without any special package for them. A large number of girl's students both from Muslim and Kalash community are also reading in this school along with boys' students in one classroom because there is no separate school for girls. Post of Headmaster also vacant since long and the school having no compound wall. Some 4 posts of CT (certified teachers) Teachers are vacant while 2 more seats of CT should to be created to overcome shortage of staff.
More than 70-100 students setting in one classroom due to shortage of classrooms. The school needs more 5 classrooms because in present situation it is health hazardous for students and their study also badly disturbing because of overcrowding. It is strange to note here that there is no Science Laboratory in the school, a local NGO donated computers but they returned because of lack of rooms. There is no play ground for students while students coming from Birir, Rumboor, Shekhandeh (situated on Pak Afghan border) and Bumborate by feet from 35 kilometers distance. Students demanded for construction of a hostel for boarding students. Krshna Kapoor a girls student told this scribe that she coming from Birir and it take 3 hours by feet because there is no facility of transport in the valley. She demanded for a school bus for pick and drop of students. Besides it there is no local teacher and they coming from outside but teaching staff also facing great hardships due to no accommodation for them. Muhammad Khurshid Naib Nazim of Union Council Ayun of this valley strongly appeal to high ups of education department, President and Premier of Pakistan and Chief Minister NWFP for providing basic facilities to this school from their discretionary fund. He also demanded for separate school for girls.
Meanwhile annual festival of Kalash community Chatarmas is likely to be started from 9th December which will be continue upto December 21 but no Muslims would be allowed in last 3 days of the festival due to exercising their religious worship and practices.
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