School shut in Banke as mercury dips

Local News


Banke, January 6: Teaching and learning activities have been closed down in the schools of Banke after temperature went down.

Schools have been shut after students got illness due to excessive cold. Banke’s Khajura rural municipality and Janaki rural municipality decided to close down schools for three days in keeping with sharp decline in temperature of late.

Chief of Education Development and Coordination Unit, Ram Suresh Yadav shared that Nepalgunj sub-metropolis has also granted vacation to the students of primary level to avoid chilling cold. Though community schools have been shut due to cold, private schools are still running their curricular activities as usual, he informed.

Immoderate cold has increased in Banke since last week. The schools have been closed taking into consideration the health sensitivities of children in the most difficult days of winter, Yadav said.

Local level governments have set their own modality for school shutdown. Early child development classes and the classes from grade 1-5 have been closed for three days in Nepalgunj sub-metropolis, shared Spokesperson Pramod Rijal.

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