School girls on protest in Birgunj

BIRGUNJ: Students of Sundarmal Ramkumar Girls Higher Secondary School have staged demonstration against the school principal on the road in Birta of Birgunj in Parsa district on Sunday.

Students were compelled to stage protest on a road against the Principal Surendra Kunwar after he changed earlier summer vacation vacation schedule and fixed it for July 2 to 17.

According to students, Principal Kunwar's such move is against the guidelines from the educational calendar issued by the District Education Office, Parsa.

As all the rooms and office in the school are padlocked  with the declaration of vacation but teachers and the students protested against principal Kunwar by running classes on the road.

The protesters also demanded for the dismissal of principal Kunwar and appointment of a woman principal.

Earlier, District Education Office, Parsa, had published an educational calendar, which mentions that summer vacation at the community schools should be started from July 20 for this academic year. Principal Kunwar, however, published a notice for the school closure from July 2.

According to Kunwar, the decision is based on the attempt to accommodate classes of grade 11.

As the new academic session of grade 11 starts at the same time for all schools, it is unlikely that it will only affect this school, argued Deputy Principal Atul Shrivastav.

The official calendar was not followed as there was Principal's personal benefit behind it, Shrivastav added.