Students ruin school building

Pokhara, October 9 :

Students in Shukraraj Balbhadra Secondary School at Chhinedanda in Pokhara-18 today went on the rampage and vandalised the school building following a row between teachers and the headmaster over salary disbursement.

The row erupted after teachers protested the headmaster’s attempt to distribute salary to them for one month only although the district education office had disbursed four months’ salary for the teachers of the school before Dashain festival.

After the dispute that broke out in the presence of the School Management Committee chairman JB Kunwar peaked, the students smashed windowpanes of classrooms. Locals had to intervene to bring the situation under control. The students smashed two windowpanes, said headmaster Ram Bahadur KC.

Teachers alleged that KC told them that he could provide salary for one month only. In protest, all 17 teachers in the school refused to take the salary.