Students attend classes standing

Jajarkot, December 2:

Students of a higher secondary school in Jajarkot bazaar have to attend classes standing as the school has enrolled more students than it can accommodate.

Tribhuvan Higher Secondary School is the only school providing education at the higher secondary level in the district.

The school’s space allows about 760 students but they have 1,340 students. The school has 11 rooms and each room can accommodate up to 70 students.

“We are compelled to teach more than 120 students in one classroom,” said Kedar Bahadur Shah, headmaster. “The science lab and other rooms of the school are in a shambles,” he added.

“The school students have no choice but to stage an agitation demanding adequate space to sit,” Tara Lamichhane, a Grade XII student said. “The government should pay heed to the problems schools in remote areas are facing,” said Lila Bahadur Shah, chairperson of school management committee.