School back in session after quakes
Thousands of schools in Nepal reopened in the areas hit hardest by two major earthquakes, though the Education Ministry ordered that classes be held in temporary classrooms because of damage to buildings.
More than 90% of schools were destroyed in the worsthit districts of Gorkha, Sindhupalchowk and Nuwakot during the April 25 and May 12 quakes, authorities estimate. According to UNICEF, 32,000 classrooms were destroyed and 15,352 classrooms were damaged.
UNICEF said an estimated 985,000 children couldn’t return to classes, thus facing a great risk of dropping out of school.