THE LIGHT OF ANDAMANS | VOL: 35 | ISSUE: 26 | 03 FEBRUARY 2012
Students Demand Basic Amenities
On 9th January 2012 and again after a week later, the students of Boys School staged dharnas protesting inaction from the Administration for not redressing their demands. They had raised the demand for a playground, multipurpose hall, parking shed, drinking water and toilet facilities.
The Director of Education agreed to consider the demands and issued a response.
On the instruction of the Principal Secretary, Education, the Principal TGCE was instructed to make open the closed gate between
Boys School and GDMS School and give the students of access to the canteen. The APWD was instructed to remove the temporary structures in the compound and develop the area as playground. Speaking to LOA, R Devdas, Director of Education said that the playground is already there in the last plan and will be pursued and completed in 2012. Boys School
On multipurpose hall, Director informed that construction of a new auditorium is not possible. A decision regarding providing the already completed TGCE hall to
is under consideration. However, the school authorities informed that the school has a combined strength of more than 1200 students and the 200-seater auditorium cannot serve any purpose. The Alumni members informed LOA that there is enough space near the existing DEO office to construct a 2000 capacity multi-purpose auditorium. Boys School
The demand for drinking water and toilet facilities are also being looked into by APWD. However, the delay in the process as well as a new wall coming up between the campus of TGCE and
had forced the students to strike the second time. Boys School