Upper Mustang schools shift to Pokhara for winter

Eight schools of upper Mustang have shifted to lower valleys with increasing cold in the highland areas in the district.

The Dibyadeep Secondary School Chhoser, Rastriya Lower Secondary School Lomanthang, Saraswoti Primary Secondary School, Deep Bigyan Primary School, Bhrikuti Primary School, Jana Prabhat Primary School, Birendra Primary School and Buddha Primary School this year, too have shifted to various locations in Pokhara as in the past and are making preparations for operating classes in temporary huts.

Around 200 students have come down to Pokhara with the shifting of schools, according to District Education Office, Mustang’s school supervisor Motilal Chapai. 

The schools will run mobile classes from November 2.

Parents of upper Mustang have also been making preparations for coming down to the valleys for mobile trade. 

The shifted schools will operate mobile teachings classes in Nagdhunga, Chhorepatan and Chisakhola of Pokhara city. 

Only two schools – Rastriya Lower Secondary and Dibyadeep Secondary – have got budget (Rs 700,000) from the government to operate winter mobile classes.

Likewise, two monasteries located at Lomanthang area are to operate mobile teaching classes in Pokhara, the DEO Mustang said. 

All schools in Mustang will go for winter vacations from the second week of November, it is learnt.

Source: THT