Govt’s special admission campaign fares badly in Siraha

Siraha, September 12

The special admission campaign launched by the government with the aim of enrolling all children of school-going age in school could not gain momentum in Sukhipur Municipality, Siraha.

Earlier, the government had announced August and September as special admission months. More than a month has already passed since the campaign began, but some of the schools in the district are still unaware of the campaign, let alone enrolling students to make the campaign a success.

Head teacher at Balahi Foundation School Ananda Kumar Singh said he did not have any idea about the special admission campaign. “We had admitted as many as six students in the child development centre and one in Grade V with the beginning of the session,” he said. Singh said he did not receive any information and had not admitted any student since then.

Chief at the education department of Sukhipur Municipality Raj Kishwor Das said the special admission campaign could not gain the momentum expected. “The admission campaign was not successful due to lack of staffers and lack of understanding among people’s representatives,” he added. Das said he was only an employee in the department. He further added that he had to perform administrative works and had to reach the school too.

The municipality has as many as 24 community schools. Of them, six are secondary schools, 15 up to Grade V and three are up to Grade VIII.