Sundergarh: At a time when education awareness is at its peak, the model schools established by the State Government with the intention of providing education for economically backward students from rural areas are yet to receive basic facilities for their functioning.
A ground report by OTV reveals the Mahapani Odisha Adarsh Vidyalaya in Bisra of Sundergarh district doesn't have even basic facilities for the children.
Contradictory to the hopes of children who dreamt of studying in a new building under the guidance of permanent staff, the school is yet to have its own boundary with the construction of the building still remaining incomplete. The authorities have also kept books in the school without distributing it to the students.
It is also alleged that the concept of Adarsh Vidyalayas developed on the lines of English medium schools are managed solely by Odia teachers. These teachers have been deputed to manage Class VI and VII due to non-availability of permanent teaching staff.
On the other hand, the state administration has refuted any of these lacunae saying it is just the first year of establishment of these Adarsh Vidyalayas and there have been problems in funding for the schools. They assured that the schools will run smoothly in the days to come.
With the approval of the State government, model schools were established and started functioning in various districts in Odisha. But not much headway has been made to provide quality education including basic requirements for students of these schools in the remote areas of the state even after a year.