Windstorms accompanied with heavy rainfall have blown away roofs and overhead covers in as many as 19 schools here inflicting a loss amounting to millions.
As per the data provided by the District Education Office (DEO), the windstorms have caused a damage of Rs 3.6 million and obstructed regular classes.
According to District Education Officer, Lal Singh Ter, the windstorm has caused the most damages to the Sudarshan Secondary School of Melauli Municipality and Mahadev Secondary School in Purchaundi area. The two schools incurred a loss of Rs 550,000 and Rs 350,000 respectively.
The storm has blown off roofs of Kafalasaini Secondary School at Pujari village, Pujarikhet Elementary School, Kedar Primary School, Ganesh Secondary School at Lekam settlement and Shiva Lower Secondary School. The roofs of Kalika Secondary School, Siddhapur, Bhubaneshwor Secondary School, Lower Secondary School Pachkota, Nepal Rastriya Lower Secondary School and Deumada Primary School have also been blown away, DEO stated.
The schools' managements have been forced to shut down the school during rainfall as it is not possible for them to run classes without a covering overhead. Education Officer, Ter, added that the District Natural Disaster Relief Committee will provide tarps to the schools where children cannot immediately sit down for classes. RSS