Mobile school set up for Mustang students in Pokhara

Pokhara, December 4

As winter gets colder, students from five VDCs of Mustang have moved to Simalchaur of Pokhara to continue their studies in a mobile school for the next five months.

A residential mobile school has been set up at Simalchaur to teach 43 students of Lomthang-based National Lower Secondary School.

The students will take classes at the mobile school from October 18 this year to March 9 next year.

The government has allocated some budget for students’ food. Head teacher of the school Govinda Pradhan said as many as 43 students from Grade I to VIII had joined the mobile school. “Some students from Nursery and Grade I did not come as their parents were not comfortable leaving their wards,” said Pradhan.

Due to the freezing cold caused by snowfall in Mustang, many students as well as Lomthang residents migrate to Baglung, Kaski, Parbat and Myagdi to avoid cold from October to March.

Diwakar Tiwari, assistant head teacher at National Lower Secondary School, said final examinations were scheduled to take place in the month of November in 18 mountain districts.

Residential facility in the mobile school is provided to both teachers and students alike. As many as ten teachers are working at National Lower Secondary School while each class has two to 21 students.

National Lower Secondary School started bringing students to Pokhara 12 years ago to avoid bone-chilling winter.

Various mobile schools have come into operation in Pokhara that teach students from six schools of Chhor and Chhunup VDCs of Mustang during winter.