Fish farming on the waterlogged playground of a secondary school in Raypasha Karapur union in Sadar upazila of the district is depriving the students of a place to play.
Teachers and students of Popular Secondary School said the headmaster started fish farming on the school ground two months ago by blocking the stagnant water, left by the flood, from flowing out, as a result, the ground has become like a pond.
“Water has remained stagnant on a portion of the school ground and some fish entered the place from the adjacent pond. We kept the fish for selling,” Headmaster Farid Uddin said.
“We found that fish had entered the waterlogged portion of the school ground. The Committee decided to sell the fish and deposit the money to the school fund,” School Managing Committee President Anisur Rahaman Dulal said.
“We have not been informed about the matter,” District Assistant Education Officer Delowar Hossain said.
Alimuzzaman, a guardian, said the students cannot play on the school ground due to waterlogging.
The students said they want removal of the fish farm and opening of the playground.