From The Nepali Press
Annapurna Post, 16 July
FROM ISSUE #257 (22 JULY 2005 - 28 JULY 2005) | TABLE OF CONTENTS
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It has been three months since the new academic session started but most community schools in the eastern district of Ilam are still without textbooks. This has made running classes and conducting exams a problem. "Grade One students do not have books at all while students from Grade Two to Five do not have enough books," says Tulsi Baral, a primary teacher of Amar Secondary School in Batbote. Textbooks were distributed on the basis of the coupon system this year. According to the District Education Office (DEO), 40,000 sets of books were distributed to primary schools on the basis of the numbers of students who passed the exams and new enrolments. But teachers complain that the books weren't made available to the schools according to the coupons sent. They say that many of the deliveries are yet to be made.