Students complain of poor toilets

Himalayan News Service

Nawalparasi, March 31:

The students writing the SLC exams here are facing problems in exam centres because of lack of proper toilets. The examinees said they find it difficult to use the toilets in open space with just walls of plastic sheets, constructed in front of the exam buildings. They said girl students have been affected more by the poor facility.

Officials said it was a way to check students from cheating in the exams. They said the medium heights of toilet walls would make them look at the chits in toilets impossible.

“Such toilets are useless as the plastic sheets are five/six inches above the ground,” Samjhana Dhakal complained. Acknowledging the problems the students were facing, Kapil Bhusal, an examination official, said: “What can we do? If there are proper toilets,

the students trouble us by using them as study cells.”

Mom, daughter in SLC

LAHAN: A woman and her daughter of Dhangadi VDC-2 are writing the SLC exams despite their failure in earlier attempts. “This is my fifth attempt. I could not pass the exams but I have not given up hope,” said Meena Sharma, 40. Her daughter Sabina Thapa is writing the exams for the third time. “We have prepared together and hope to get through this time,” Thapa said. Meanwhile, a blind examinee, Jagabir Mahato, of the Rajai secondary school in Balahi has sought additional time for exams. — HNS