I assume the English teachers of rural Nepal are quite busy these days as the so called iron gate of the academic career of Nepalese students is closing on them. Not different from past years, English teachers must be happy to see a huge crowd of students, especially those from the government schools, hurrying to take tuition class of English. Everyone preparing for SLC takes English tuition at least for one month and most commonly for two months before the exam. Every student preparing for the SLC examination must be hurrying for the tuition. They must be busy the whole day attending the tuition classes of English, math, and optional-math. This season is in fact a golden one for the English and Math teachers to earn money, the best to harvest the fruit of their business.
How many Nepalese are currently working in Qatar now? Neither the Nepalese government nor the Qatari government has the fixed answer to this question as there are thousands of people who come to work here in Qatar illegally without following the government’s normal legal procedures. It is unofficially estimated that more than 260,000 Nepalese have been working here in Qatar. With no doubt, Qatar has emerged as a rapidly growing economy in recent years and, for some rare and lucky Nepalese jobseekers, a prospective destination for earning good money.
Teaching English to the high school students in rural Nepal did not prove to be as easy as I thought when I began my career as a formal English teacher in a village in Nawalparasi district. My school was named Canal Centre High School for being located between two canals. The school attracted students from two quarreling communities: a Tharu community on the one side of the canal and a Brahmin community on the other.