Private schools in Chitwan hit hard due to fuel shortage

CHITWAN: Private schools in Chitwan district have been hit hard due to the fuel shortage created by the ongoing obstructions at the border points.

Tek Bahadur Shrestha, Principal at the Sunrise Boarding School, Bharatpur, has requested guardians to arrange transportation for their children as the school has been facing problem to provide bus service due to the shortage of petroleum products.

Likewise, the Small Heaven Boarding School, Kalyanpur and many others have also been hit hard due to the prolonged agitations at the border points, Prasant Nepal, Principal at the Small Heaven Bording School informed.

Kamal Paudel, Vice-Principal at the Ekata Sisu Niketan of Tadi, urged the government to provide fuel to the schools.

According to Bel Bahadur Gurung, President at the Private and Boarding Schools' Organisation Nepal (PABSON), Chitwan chapter, at least 20,000 litres of fuel is required to operate more than 400 vehicles daily.

He further said that it has badly affected the school calendar as many schools are struggling to conduct the exams.

The Chief Education Officer of Chitwan had tried to provide fuel to schools through Chief District Officer but to no avail.