Incident Reports

Students assault Headmaster for granting ‘less marks’ in SEE


Bagmati, Sindhuli, Sunkoshi, Ward 7

SINDHULI: Some students of a community school in Sindhuli have assaulted the Headmaster and English teacher alleging them of granting less marks in Secondary Education Examination (SEE) 2020.

The students of Ganesh Secondary School, situated in Sunkoshi-7 Majhuwa have assaulted their Headmaster Netra Bahadur Sunuwar and English Teacher Chitra Bahadur Bhandari holding them responsible for their poor grades in the national level exam.

“Some of our recently promoted students came to school, went to Head Teacher’s room and started charging them for granting them poor grades in SEE,” the teacher said. “The students wanted the teachers to give them A and A+ in the result irrespective of their performance,” he said.

After punching the headmaster, the irate students charged the English teacher Bhandari as well.

Citing the widespread coronavirus threat, the National Examination Board had directed the schools to provide the student’s performance record on the basis of their performance throughout the year.

However, the students had deemed it as an opportunity to get good grades and exerted pressure on schools to grant them good marks irrespective of their performance.

The bruised teachers are undergoing treatment in a local health post.

The school had promoted all 60 students giving considerably good grade and only 9 of them had got Grade C.

After the incident, the teachers and other staffers have come to protests demanding strict action against the wrong-doers.

Amid the allegations that the schools have sent high grades haphazardly, the incident of the assault on the teacher has become public in Sindhuli.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Onesided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Assault (small group)
Weapons Unclear
Primary Cause Other non-economic personal issues (revenge, passion etc.)
Actor 1 - Number of people 5
Actor 1 - Affiliations Students
Actor 1 - Youth youth
Actor 2 - Number of people 1
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Education sector/teachers (private and public)
Actor 2 - Youth noyouth
Total Injured 1
National/Online Media