Sat, 15 May 2004

Bengkulu students study under sun

BENGKULU: More than 40 elementary school students are being forced to study in a roofless building in Batu Bandung village, Kepahyang regency, Bengkulu province.

The roof of SD 42 elementary school became dilapidated with age and disintegrated several months ago and the school has no funds to renovate it, Kepahyang education, tourism and culture office head Fachrul Adly said on Friday,

He said second, third and fourth grade students had to learn in the building with the hot sun beating down on them. --Antara