Decrepit primary school buildings getting disappeared by Dec...

Dhaka, Tuesday   27 October 2020

Decrepit primary school buildings getting disappeared by Dec

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 09:52 PM, 20 September 2020   Updated: 09:53 PM, 20 September 2020

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

Among the 65,593 government primary school buildings across the country, there are several thousand dilapidated and abandoned buildings. The government has taken initiative to reform them by listing them. The renovation work will be completed by next December.

It is learned that there are 65,593 government primary school buildings in the country. Of these, 36,165 are old. Many of these are dilapidated. A list of these buildings has already been made.

According to DPE sources, identifying the number of dilapidated schools without buildings is part of the regular work of the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education. There is also a software called 'Primary Education Property Management Information System' (PEPMIS) for this purpose.

Data is collected from all over the country through that software called PEPMIS. Later, in that light, initiatives have been taken to renovate or build new buildings.

In this regard, the outgoing Director-General of the Department of Primary Education Dr. Fasiullah said, a list of all the dilapidated and abandoned buildings of the government primary school has been prepared. There will be no more dilapidated buildings by next December.

He added that wherever such reforms are needed, they will be done.

For minor reforms or development, it is learned that the government allocates primary schools in eight sectors in proportion to the number of students. The sectors are: Tk 40,000 per year for routine repairs, Tk 10,000 for furnishing classrooms, Tk 20,000 for keeping washblocks clean, Tk 1.5 lakh to Tk 2 lakh for repairs, Tk 400 for book distribution, Tk 2,000 for annual sports events, Tk 2,000 for mourning ceremonies, Tk 8,000 for miscellaneous sectors, Tk 50,000 to Tk 70,000 from PEDP-4, Tk 1.5 lakh for revenue and Tk 2 lakh per annum for minor repairs.