Bajura, April 2
Lack of manpower and physical infrastructure have hit schools in the remote villages of Bajura hard.
A number of schools operating in Bajura’s Durgim, Bichhyan, Badhu, Kada, Jayabageshwori, Sappata and Gotri do not have adequate manpower or infrastructure.
According to teacher Angaraj Timilsina of Bhawani Lower Secondary School of Badhu-4, Borlik, most of the schools in the village do not have adequate teachers. “We neither have enough rooms to run classes nor teachers,” he said.
“Though the government has appointed three teachers for the school, they are not enough,” he said.
Kanda VDC-based Phulbari Primary School, on the other hand, does not have even a single government-appointed teacher. “The school runs classes up to Grade IV, but doesn’t have a single government teacher,” said a local Sher Bahadur Budha.
Prem Rawat, chairperson of the school management committee of the Bhagawati Secondary School, Barhabisa conceded that the local schools had no option but to appoint unqualified teachers. “It is true that we’re making do with less qualified teachers as the government hasn’t sent us enough teachers,” he said, adding, “It’s very difficult to find qualified teachers in the locality while we are unable to pay them enough even if we find them.”
A version of this article appears in print on April 03, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.