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Moinpur School on way to disappear

 Sunamganj Correspondent

 Published: 06:12 PM, 29 November 2018   Updated: 06:12 PM, 29 November 2018

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Photo: Daily Bangladesh

Moinpur Government Primary School in Sadar upazila on the way to disappear in the river under severe river erosion in Surma river of Sunamganj. Students, teachers, and guardians are concerned and anxious about this.

On Tuesday, authorities transferred the school goods to the Flood Shelter. There is confusion over the voting in the 11th National Parliament election due to having polling station at the school. Meanwhile, on December 3, the annual examination of the school will start.

The school was established in 1954. In the year 1982, a building was built in place of tin shade. There was a playground once in front of the school. Due to river erosion, the school’s building now in a risky position.

A week ago, there were about 25-30 feet of land in front of the school. But in a week, they broke down into the riverbed. Now, the erosion is about three to four feet away from the front part of the school premises and cracks in the balcony of the school. The front of the north-south part of the school has broken down. Because of the risk, the guardians stopped sending their children to school.

On Tuesday morning, the school authorities informed the primary education office about the intensity of the breakdown and informed the matter. The people of the area including the President of the school management committee came to the spot. Later, Sadar Upazila Primary Education Officer and PAUBO Executive Engineer came to the spot.

Acting principal of the school, Ila Rani Paul said that the school could be lost in the river at any moment.

Upazila Assistant Primary Education Officer Solaiman Miah said that the front of the school was broken in a week. The rest of which can be broken at any time. They instructed them to take away all the things in the school and take them elsewhere. 

“Now, the school is opened in a temporary place in the open space and ordered to continue its operation. In addition, we will send a written report to the senior authority to take action in this regard,” he added.