But the school is yet to procure uniform

Tsirangtoe Central School started its regular classes about two weeks ago after the school made arrangements with the contractor to complete the top floors of the hostel.

The school could not begin its academic session after seven of its classrooms had to be occupied by students since the hostel construction was incomplete.

The school principal, Yeshi, said they requested the contractor to complete at least the top floors of the two 180-bedded hostels first and shifted the students there while rectification works are going on in the other floors.

He said that of the 18 classrooms in the new integrated academic building, only five classrooms have been completed for now. “Finishing works are being carried out in rest of the building.”

There are 603 students, of which 328 stay as boarders. Among the boarders 208 are girls.

After the schools got upgraded as a Central School and to function as one, 64 additional admissions were done from three schools of Gosarling Primary School (PS), Pemathang PS and Semjong PS.

To function as a central school, six new buildings are being constructed. It includes an integrated academic building catering to 18 classrooms, two staff quarters with eight units each, two 180-bedded hostels and a multipurpose hall.

Construction of the buildings, site development works and rectification is expected to complete by end of this month.

Tsirangtoed used to cater to students of Phuentenchu PS, Sergithang PS and Dauthaey ECR in the past. However, it admitted another 54 students, 34 of them stay in the hostel of Phuentenchu PS and 24 from Dauthaey ECR that is now closed.

Yeshi also said that the school received all furniture for the new buildings and hostels.

However, the school is yet to procure uniform for the students. “We’ve to wait for the ministry to release a budget before we call tender to supply the uniform,” he said.

The students for time being are wearing uniforms of their previous school. To function as a central school, the school already got seven additional teachers and will soon receive two additional cooks, two caregivers, a washerman and a caretaker.

Nirmala Pokhrel | Tsirang