Greater Noida: Cocking a snook at the tall claims of the Centre and UP government regarding promotion of education, the ramshackle condition of building of Basic Shiksha Parishad schools which sans the basic facilities speak volumes for the double standard of politicians in power.

Making the situation worse, the teachers of these institutions have failed to extend their support in proving the educational standards.

The repeated complaints about the deteriorating condition of the schools have even failed to wake up the officials of the concerned department from the slumber.

There are 685 Primary and Higher Primary schools in the district. Even though Education department officials have been held accountable on every stage, there has been no amelioration in the condition of these schools. The responsibility on the district level is of Basic Shiksha Adhikari (BSA), whereas Additional Basic Shiksha Adhikari is accountable on the Block level. Block Coordinators and Teachers are liable share the responsibility on the school level. However, despite the arrangements the schools are crying for attention.

While the state of sanitation inside many schools requires urgent attention, the students are forced to sit under a roof which leaks during monsoon. Ironically, most of these institutions lack proper drinking water facility.

All the aforesaid conditions are proving hindrance for students to get primary education. Around 200 schools of the districts are operating under similar circumstances.

Gram Pradhan Gayatri Devi said, “On several occasions, the officials have been apprised about the issue during the Tehsil Diwas meetings, but all the requests have fallen on deaf ears.”

An official of Basic Shiksha Parishad said, “Plans are afoot to soon give a facelift to all the schools and improve the facilities being provided to the students.”