Students of Suddhodhan Janajivan Secondary School took out early on Saturday morning for taking part in the exam. They had to reach the exam center at Janata Secondary School located some 20 kilometers away from their school. They were to participate in the SEE (secondary education examination) upgrading test.
However, they got stuck on the way as the Koili Stream had been swollen due to torrential rain in the night, and they had no means to cross it.
Fortunately, a team of the Armed Police Force (APF) was mobilised to ensure that the students take part in the SEE upgrading exam. On a boat, the team took the questions and answer sheets for the students to take part in the exam. And the students did take part in the test albeit it started one and a half hours later than scheduled.
The exam center was changed to the meeting hall of Kapildham which is located near the stream where the students had stuck.
Chakrapani Aryal, mayor of Banganga municipality, officials of the district education coordination unit of Kapilvastu and Khim Bahadur GC, chief of education, youth and sports section of the municipality had reached the stream side on knowing that the SEE examinees had stuck on the way due to flooded stream.
Surya Bahadur Sen, chief of 28 number battalion of the APF mobilised from APF base camp in Pipara, informed that the APF team took the exam center chief and other officials to conduct the exam across the flooded stream on a boat so that the students took the exam. Altogether 15 personnel for conducting the exam were taken across the river instead of taking the students to the previously set exam center as it was easier for taking the exam officials across the river than bringing the students to the exam center.
Due to the lack of a bridge, locals of Bhalbad at Banganga Municipality-9 get stuck on the way every time when it rains heavily in the area because the Koili stream gets swollen and obstructs mobility on foot.
Source : TRN,