SLC pupils in trouble after school lock-up

Damak, November 16:

The SLC-level students of the local Surodaya Secondary School have been stranded due to the closure of the school for the last two months following threats from the All Nepal National Independent Student Union-Revolutionary (ANNISU-R).

“We go to school everyday but return back to home without taking classes,” said Sabina Rai, a grade-10 student and one of 81 candidates at the school scheduled to appear for the upcoming SLC examinations.

The SLC examinations were nearly at hand, but the students didn’t know wherther they will be appearing in the exams, Rai said.

The guardians are also worried about the future of their children. “I am worried about the future of my son who was supposed to appear in upcoming School Leaving Certificate examinations,” Thakur Poudel, a local guardian, said.

Due to the closure of the school, almost 1100 students studying at the school have been unable to attend regular classes.

A few days ago, the students had organised a rally appealing to the ANNISU-R to withdraw its demand to lock up the school.

The Office of High Commission for Human Rights (OHCHR) has also expressed its concern over the closure of the Suryodaya school.

ANNISU-R has locked up the school saying the school was being run by foreigners.