Visually impaired students rue cut in govt support

Himalayan News Service

Jhapa, January 3:

The dream of visually impaired students of Jhapa district to pass secondary education came crashing down after the government expressed inability to support their education.

“I could have become independent had I completed the secondary level,” said Ramesh Prasain, a fifth grader of Durga Secondary School.

Prasain informed that he is working to raise funds to continue his studies.

“As the government does not support our education after class five, we are compelled to work to support our education.” Twenty students are enrolled under the special education scheme. Another 80 students are studying in schools of Damak and Durgapur. Most of these students are from poor families.

They complain that the government decision has smashed their dream of completing secondary education.

eports that the Jhapa DDC was allocating Rs 2,00,000 for a two-room hostel has given a ray of hope. However, some of the students said that the money is insufficient which is why they are seeking donors.