Students attend classes in open

Bajura, January 3

Teaching-learning activities at Nawa Durga Primary School in Kanda VDC are being conducted under the open sky for the last eight months after wind swept away the school’s roof and damaged its building in Bajura.

Students at the school are compelled to take classes in the open as there is no other option. Head teacher Kaushilya Devi Singh of the school said it was getting increasingly difficult for them to conduct classes in the open during winter.

She added that the school was also having a hard time managing salary for teachers.

As many as 120 people belonging to Dalit community are said to have constructed the school building three years ago. The school has a total of 60 students studying up to grade three. “We have no option but to shut the school when it rains,” said Singh.

Ramesh BK, a local, said the District Education Office had shown complete apathy towards the school’s logistics.

He said DEO was yet to take any initiative to repair the school though they had submitted details of the damage at the office.

Meanwhile, DEO sources said the office would take initiative to repair the school building after investigating its condition.