Students walk for hours daily to attend secondary school in Baglung district
Date: May 10, 2023
Students in Tamankhola rural municipality-6 in Baglung district are facing hardships as they have to walk for hours daily to attend secondary school due to the lack of education above class 5 in their village.
Lalita Chhantyal and Roop Gharti are among the many students who have to travel long distances to attend Shanti Secondary School in Khungkhani. Chhantyal, a class 10 student, has been walking for four hours every day for a year to attend school. Meanwhile, Gharti, who is also in class 10, is staying at a relative’s house in Khungkhani to attend the school.
According to the students, reaching the school during natural disasters such as excessive rain and snowfall is challenging. From Patlekhet and Intiban of Ward No. 6, one has to walk for four hours daily to reach and from Khungkhani’s school, while to reach the school after a two-hour walk from Narjakhani. In Narjakhani, there is a compulsion to reach Khungkhani while taking a bath in the school from 8 to 10.
Despite the improvement in educational conditions at the school, reaching it from far away remains challenging due to the remoteness, said Satya Narayan Singh, principal of Shanti Secondary School. Tamankhola rural municipality chair Joklal Budha acknowledged the difficulties faced by students due to the geographical remoteness and small population.
Conclusion: Students in Tamankhola rural municipality-6 are facing difficulties in attending secondary school due to the lack of education above class 5 in their village. Despite improvements in educational conditions, reaching the school from far away remains challenging due to remoteness, according to the school principal and rural municipality chair.
Attribution: Shanti Secondary School, Tamankhola rural municipality, Baglung district
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CTA: We request concerned authorities to make education available even in remote areas. As Education is the basic thing that everyone needs to lead a better life.