Bhairahawa, May 17, 2017 : 17 Few Months have passed of the current academic session, still more than half of the students in Rupandehi district are deprived of school text books.
There are 123,756 in community schools, 70,361 in private and 8,607 in religious school from where student are having their studies in Rupandehi. These education institutions are serving more than 202,000 students. The school textbooks should have been distributed to the students before April 13 but the students are going to schools without textbooks.
Among 62,234 students from grades 6-10 at community schools in the district, 35,000 students do not have any textbooks. The textbooks of English, Nepali, Maths and Social Studies, which are published by state-owned Janak Education Materials Center, are not available in the district.
The supply of textbooks to the district has been only 45 percent of the demand, so 55 percent students going to school without textbooks, said Hari Aryal, president of the Nepal Books and Stationary Entrepreneurship Federation.