Admissions yet to be completed in 3 Kendriya Vidyalayas in Ganjam

Berhampur: Admissions for Class-I are yet to be completed in three Kendriya Vidyalas in Ganjam district due to shortage of classrooms.

The KVs in questions are located in Aska, Bhanjanagar and Digapahandi. Functioning from temporary buildings, these schools have no classrooms to accommodate Class I students.

The student strength in each of the schools is more than 350 in classes II to X, school officials said.

“We have no classrooms to accommodate the fresh students at present. Admission to Class I will be held only after the administration provides two classrooms to conduct classes,” said Principal of KV, Digapahandi Balaram Mohanty.

The selection list of students has already been prepared for admission in Class I, he said.

The situation is similar in the KVs at Aska and Bhanjanagar. “We have already apprised the district collector of the matter. He is also chairman of the school managing committee,” said another principal. Besides 10 classrooms, rooms are also needed for laboratory, computer lab, library and official works.

The district administration has sanctioned construction of two classrooms on the premises of the existing buildings in these schools. Construction is nearing completion, said Additional District Magistrate (revenue) S K Rout.

Since the construction is nearing to completion, the school authorities could start the admission process to Class-I, he said. “We will discuss the matter with the school authorities,” he added.

Principal of KV Berhampur, A K Mishra on Sunday inspected the new rooms at Bhanjanagar and Aska. “We’ll submit the inspection report to the authorities,” he said.

The KVs at Aska, Bhanjanagar and Digapahandi started functioning from 2010 in the temporary buildings. The permanent buildings for these schools are yet to be constructed.