Mirpur Mathelo’s historic school gets an uplift

Mirpur Mathelo:December 24:The recently renovated building of Mirpur Mathelo’s high school has allowed students to use the rooms without the fear of being buried in a roof collapse. The building, originally built in 1843, was in a bad condition until the recent renovations. PHOTOS: EXPRESS

The recently renovated building of Mirpur Mathelo’s high school has allowed students to use the rooms without the fear of being buried in a roof collapse. The building, originally built in 1843, was in a bad condition until the recent renovations. PHOTOS: EXPRESS
The recently renovated building of Mirpur Mathelo’s high school has allowed students to use the rooms without the fear of being buried in a roof collapse. The building, originally built in 1843, was in a bad condition until the recent renovations. PHOTOS: EXPRESS The recently renovated building of Mirpur Mathelo’s high school has allowed students to use the rooms without the fear of being buried in a roof collapse. The building, originally built in 1843, was in a bad condition until the recent renovations.

SUKKUR:
Imagine yourself sitting in a classroom, shivering with fear at the prospect of the roof caving in on you at any moment. Would you concentrate on your studies or rather pray to the Almighty to keep you safe? Would the teacher be the focus of your attention or the ceiling that might collapse at any moment? Would you not twitch at the slightest sound, always ready to rush towards the exit at the earliest?

Such was the dilemma that the students of the Government High School, Mirpur Mathelo, found themselves in. The school building was initially constructed in 1843 — a mix of katcha and pucca structure. It was subsequently demolished and reconstructed in 1955. Ever since, no major repairs were carried out. This went on until the Fauji Fertiliser Company (FFC) came to the students’ rescue. They refurbished the building, making it more secure for the students and faculty.