Bajhang, Dec. 4 -- Patki Dhami, a resident of Bamaur, a remote village in Bangul Municipality in Bajhang, struggles to pay her son's school fees. Her son attends Bhumeshwori Basic School, and his annual school fee is Rs 3,500.

"The school management committee asks for timely payments. But I'm a daily wage worker and can hardly make ends meet for my family. Sometimes I have to take a loan to pay for my son's education," she said.

All one hundred and eight families in Bamaur Village struggle to send their children to school. Shelling out Rs 3,500 per year is an additional expense to their already strained financial condition, says Patki.

Article 31 (2) of the constitution states that every citizen has the right to compulsory and free edu...