Students in Humla Compelled to give Examination on the Warmth of Fire
Students of Humla from class one to 10 are compelled to take annual examination started from 13 December on the warmth of burning firewood besides them.
There was early snowfall this year so the schools took exams pretty late due to which the students were unable to attend exams in such cruel cold weather.
For the second time this year, snowfall took place on 12 December which compelled the students of district headquarter Simkot to give exams with the help of firewood besides them.
Balmandir Secondary School of Simkot held their annual examination from 13 December which compelled the students to shiver and write while snow fall continued outside.
Students of the first and second grade gave their exam warming themselves with fire. The attendees from grade one were 25 whereas grade two had 12 attendees who sat beside fire to give their exam.
According to the teacher Parwati Raut, of Balmandir Secondary School there was no alternative means to warm them except fire while they gave their exam during the snowfall.
The decision of conducting the annual examination from 13 December was taken by Simkot Rural Municipality according to local level’s standard in all the schools of Ward no. 1 to 8 said Raut.
When the students of grade one and two started crying being unable to write, they were kept around fire in groups inside their classrooms informed Raut.
It was difficult to write in the annual examination due to snowfall said Mamta Bhandari, student of Balmandir Secondary School.
Schools based in the headquarter Simkot like Mansarowar Secondary school, Balmandir Secondary School, Bhimsen Basic School, Kalashilta Primary School had difficulty giving their annual examination due to the weather said Amar Bahadur Shahi, Principal, Mansarowar Secondary School. According to Sandeep Jethara, a student attending annual exam of grade nine, the snow fall happened from Thursday and the exams began from Friday which made it really difficult to write in the exam due to extreme cold.
Since the snowfall effected the temperature, they warmed themselves with gloves and warm clothes during exams. Even when the exams are conducted inside the classroom, writing on the answer sheets was a tough job, he informed. ‘Due to this problem most of the students may not pass this year’, he added.
In Ward no. 8, as the school and students were farther from each other there was trouble in commuting because of which the annual examination got postponed.
Continuous snowfall since Thursday, 12 December and no sunshine made Humla’s student shiver and sit for exam in Raling Secondary School of Ward no. 3 said Suryamani Bohora, teacher of the same school.
Schools of Namkha Rural Municipality are already closed without conducting annual examination due to the rapid snow fall.
Because of the extreme snowfall, everyday commuting was difficult hence the schools had to be closed informed Namkha Rural Municipality’s Chairperson Bishnu Bhadur Lama. According to him, it is not possible to conduct examination until the snowfall stops.
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