Kathmandu, February 15:

Load-shedding has created problems for students appearing in the School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examination scheduled from April 4.

Sumegha Pokharel, a tenth grader of Centennial Secondary English School (CSES), Jorpati, said: “The six-hour-a-day load-shedding has given us no time for study.”

The valley denizens are having to bear a three-hour-long load-shedding twice daily. Students and teachers complain that the load-shedding in the mornings and the evenings will directly affect the students.

CSES in-charge Nur Raj Neupane said schools are unable to continue with the extra classes for SLC students, which were scheduled for early mornings and late evenings. “Subjects like mathematics and science can’t be taught orally and we are facing lots of problems in teaching students by lighting candles and temporary lights.” Neupane said students are unable to attend school on time and cannot complete their homework.

“Load-shedding has psychologically and physically tortured me,” said Shradha KC, a grade 10 student of Little Angel’s School, Hattiban.

Suman Tamang, vice-principle of Galaxy Public School, Gyaneshwor, said load-shedding has deprived students of their study hours.

The school is facing problems in running its laboratories and extra classes as well, he said, adding that the government should do something immediately to solve the problem.