Plummeting mercury troubles Rautahat students

RAUTAHAT: Students are facing difficulties attending morning classes in Rautahat schools due to the drop in mercury.

The United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) had allowed running classes in the morning shift only amid the ongoing agitation in Tarai-Madhes region, a couple of weeks ago.

Easterly biting wind since two days before has made the weather rather cold. The situation has become intolerable for students, especially of the lower grades.

Although the classes start from 7 in the morning, the students have been found attending classes from 8 only because of the chilly weather as a consequence of change in weather and the ongoing load-shedding.

According to Santosh Paudel, principal of International English Child Academy in the district headquarters, Gaur, the number of students attending classes has declined because of the chilly weather in the mornings. It makes students difficult to attend classes.

Gautam Shrestha, Secretary of Private and Boarding Schools' Organisation, Nepal (PABSON) said that although they requested the UDMF leaders to let the institutes run in the day time, no affirmative response has been received yet.

The district has 42 private and 351 community schools.

Mohan Yadav, Chief of Gauri Shankar Yadav Campus, said that the agitators ought to care the future of students and create an environment to run classes in the afternoon.