14 students, decaying building; TVM Fort Sanskrit School in ruins

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Govt Fort Sanskrit High School | Photo: Mathrubhumi

Thiruvananthapuram: Government Fort Sanskrit High School in the capital city, which once sent children to other schools due to the large number of students who came for admission, is currently undergoing a pitiable condition with vacant classrooms and limited number of kids.

Currently, there are only 14 students admitted to classes 5 to 10 in the 200-year-old school wherein only a single child studies in Class 5. The walls and roof of the building are also lined with huge cracks.

On account of the students’ safety, the teachers are often forced to accommodate all the students in a single room and take classes. As there is leakage in the tiled building, incidents of short circuits were also reported during rainy seasons.

Although there is an auditorium and a computer lab, those are locked and not in use. The kitchen to cook food for the students is also outdated and there are a number of shops blocking the entry to school.

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