A Manang school has four teachers, but no student

Ngawal Basic School in Ngisyang Rural Municipality-3 of Manang district

Manang, June 25

Like other teachers, Durba Prasad Humagain, the principal of Ngawal Basic School in Ngisyang Rural Municipality-3 of Manang district, also reaches his school at 10 in the morning. But, he does not have anything to do throughout the day. He and three colleagues meet, discuss different issues of their interest and return home after 4 pm.

They do not teach any class because there is not any student at the school.

Last year, there were two students; but no one enrolled for the new session that began in April, according to Humagain.

“After marking our attendance at 10 am, we wait for the clock to tick 4 pm,” a teacher Babu Ram Sampurna says, “There are no students. What else can we do?”

The school established in early 1970s used to run classes upto Grade VII from pre-primary. Because there are no classes these days, the school has rented out its building to local government offices.

The only school of ward 3 of the rural municipality fell short of the students as most locals reside in Kathmandu, according to Humagain.

Meanwhile, Khula Nath Gautam, chief of the District Education Development and Coordination Unit, says local politicians did not agree on his proposal to dissolve the institution.

Published on June 25th, Tuesday, 2019 12:53 PM

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