School becomes Aadhaar centre, so students forced into corridor
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The students of a municipal school in South Delhi have been shifted out of their classrooms, into the corridors, as the officials of Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) have set up base at the school to implement the Aadhaar scheme.
Since May 6, more than 500 students of Class III at the MCD primary school in Sangam Vihar, near Khanpur, have been attending classes in the corridors or the open ground, after a section of the school was converted into a temporary centre for Aadhaar.
According to officials, the Aadhaar team moved into the school during the summer break and is scheduled to use the classrooms till September.
"The principal who is in charge of the school during vacations gave permission to UIDAI. We have provided them three rooms, but students have stopped using the other classrooms in that section owing to the noise and crowd of visitors," said Birbal Meena, school's principal.
Teachers at the school said the UIDAI project has disrupted the classes and led to "indiscipline" among students.
"The children have to sit on the dirty floors in this extremely hot, humid weather. There is chaos (of visitors), which distracts students. And how can we teach children of this age group without the help of blackboards?" a teacher said.
Gungun, a student of Class III, who sat with her back to the wall in the a corridor outside the principal's office, said her classroom was a pucca room earlier. "For the past two weeks, we sit here. There is no blackboard. Our class has been split up — some of us study here, while some sit in Class II," said Gungun, balancing her notebook on her lap.
More than 2,200 students attend the school, which is from nursery till Class V. There are 32 classrooms.
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