Nepal: 10 extra marks to primary school students having toilet

Many students of Dhikpur VDC [Village Development Committee] [Dang Deokhuri District, Rapti Zone, south-western Nepal] get [an] additional 10 marks in [their] exam for constructing toilets in their houses. [...] Women and youths of Dikhpur VDC have made this idea to make their VDC clean. The schools also accepted their idea and made [a] rule to give additional 10 marks in exam to the students having toilet in their house.

“The students have constructed toilet in their houses to get additional 10 marks in exam,” said Drona Rawat, principal of the Mukunda Danda primary school, adding, “Only few students had toilets in their house until a year ago. About 90 percent students attending the first quarterly exam this year had toilet.” “All the students have toilet in their houses at present. Learning from the students, the other houses in the VDC have also started to construct toilet,” he added.

Source: Durga Lal K.C., Kantipur / NGO Forum, 21 Feb 2009

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