KARENNI STATE – Due to the security situation at the high school in the Hse Ta Khei refugee camp, Hpruso township, Karenni state, classes are no longer being taught in designated areas, according to a school teacher. They have been teaching in separate locations reportedly.
“We don’t dare keeping children in designated areas in schools. We are afraid of airplanes. In elementary school, we have to separate them into two places. In middle school, other local war refugees also come to attend, so I have to separate them into three places and study. There’s a lot of children.” said a teacher.
The teacher added that the school has been closed for more than a month due to the ongoing battles in Hpruso Township and Demoso Township in Karenni State and the junta council’s aerial attacks.
The school will be reopened in June, but it may be difficult to teach all classes, she said.
Run by 15 teachers, the high school has been opened since 2021 for more than 200 students at Hse Ta Khei High School.
“Students need more textbooks. If we don’t get textbooks, we can’t open because there are so many children. The teachers can study online. Students will be difficult without textbooks,” the teacher mentioned.
They said that they have already held the secondary level examination and will be able to teach the new secondary system for the next school year. It is reported that up to eight interim-based high schools have been opened in Hpruso Township.