Preparation on for resuming school operations in quake-affected areas after constructing temporary structures

Published On: November 20, 2023 02:33 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

JAJARKOT, Nov 20: Locals have intensified preparations to construct temporary structures in the Jajarkot earthquake-ravaged schools to resume educational activities. 

Teaching and learning activities are resuming in the earthquake-affected public and private schools after festivals. 

Though the earthquake has affected school activities in Rukum (West) and Jajarkot districts, the construction of temporary structures is underway. 

Some of the schools in the district are preparing to resume teaching and learning activities starting Tuesday while other schools are building huts to run teaching and learning activities. 

According to the Karnali Province government's Ministry of Social Development, teaching and learning activities will begin in Nalgad Municipality of Jajarkot district from Tuesday. This municipality is the hardest-hit one from the earthquake. 

The quake had affected a total of 58 schools, said acting Chief Administrative Officer of Nalgad Municipality, Balbir BK. He further shared that a total 128 classrooms were fully damaged. 

According to BK, teaching and learning activities will resume in partially damaged schools from tomorrow onward. 

The head teachers have published a notice urging all teachers to attend schools for resuming curricular activities. 

Noting that teaching activities will continue as temporary tents have already been set up, Pancha Bhayar Secondary School's head teacher Narendra KC said, asking the teachers and students to attend school. 

"Teaching and learning activities will restart in the schools sans damage from tomorrow onward. Preparations are being made to construct learning centers in the earthquake-affected schools. It may take some days to smoothly operate the schools in this case," he said. 

Chief of Social Development Office, Jajarkot, Yagya Bahadur Khatrym, said efforts were being made to resume teaching and learning activities in all earthquake-affected schools. 



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