Janakpur, 20 December : Saraswati Primary School (SPS) of Sabaila Municipality-10 in Dhanusha district runs classes from grades one to five. There are altogether 92 students in the whole school and a single teacher teaches all of them.
There are 19 students in grade 1, 21 in grade 2, 18 in grade 3, 18 in grade 4, and 15 students in grade 5. However, not all students come to school regularly. Locals accuse the principal and school management committee for this sorry state of the school.
Principal Sanjiv Kumar Yadav laments that they could not improve the standard of education standard of the school despite making several efforts since there aren't enough teachers. Ward Chief Parmeshwar Shah stated that he has been repeatedly hearing complaints from the locals regarding low number of teachers. But he himself is not aware how he can solve this problem.
Similarly, National Primary School of the same ward has more teachers though not enough. Despite having proper infrastructure and teachers, the school has not been able to maintain its standard. According to principal Raj Kishwar Pariyar, the sewer and garbage dumped by the community in front of the school has tarnished its reputation.
Likewise, there are several other schools in the municipality which are facing similar problems. Ramdular Yadav, chief of Education Department in the municipality, says shortage of teachers is the problem faced by all community schools at the moment.