Dhading, August 17
As many as 11 community schools with negligible number of students have been merged with other schools in their proximity in Dhading.
According to the District Education Office, Dhading, Shitala Devi Primary School located at Nilkantha – 7 has been merged with Raghu Lower Secondary School; Kalleri-based Handikhola Primary School has been merged with Kalleri-based Raktabachchhala Lower Secondary School; and Koshinchet Primary School has been merged with Marpak Pokhara Primary School.
Similarly, Saptakanya Primary School of Budhathum -2 has been merged with Panchakanya Primary School; Aankhu Primary with Archane H S School; and Jana Kalika Primary School with Mahendroday Kalika Secondary School of Khalte.
Little Star Primary School has been merged with Pashupati Secondary School at Nilkantha -12; Gyan Kunja Primary School of Aaginchowk -1 has been merged with Bhimoday Secondary School said District Education Officer Ganesh Dhakal.
Kalika Primary School of Nilkantha – 7 and Sallaghari Primary School of Duwakot have been merged with other schools nearby.
There are 577 community schools in the district. The number of community schools in the last fiscal stood at 587. Of them, 11 schools were merged with other schools whereas one new school was established in the district in the last fiscal.
A version of this article appears in print on August 18, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.