Hetauda, April 26
Daily teaching-learning activities have been affected for the past few days after a gale blew away the roofs of Thulotodke Lower Secondary School in Kangada of Makawanpur yesterday.
According to principal of the school Rajaram Mahato, the gale had blown away the roofs of Grade III and IV classrooms. “After the roofs were blown away, we’ve been facing difficulty running classes as the kids are exposed to the sun,” said Mahato, adding,” Many students of these grades have stopped attending school regularly due to the scorching sun.”
He further rued the lack of cooperation from the District Education Office in providing necessary repairs.
“After the roof was blown away, we registered an application at the DEO seeking help to repair the roofs, but to no avail,” lamented Mahato, also drawing the attention of the concerned authorities to repair the roofs at the earliest.
The school has over 150 students, most of them belonging to Tamang and Chepang communities.
A version of this article appears in print on April 27, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.