SLC (School Leaving Certificate) examination results are very very poor. About half of all 16-18 year-olds fail the exam. With no options for a decent life and future, a large number of these students end-up leaving the country as migrant workers.
Just a basic education had been in the cards! But determined to get more, much much more than that which I was told I was "entitled" to, I would have an incredible academic career!
Post-secondary education in government colleges in Nepal is a black hole. A large percentage of student who attend those institutions never get out of it! If they do, it's without having completed it.
Primary and secondary education in Nepal for a vast majority of Nepalese children was a privilege, when I was a student, and is still a privilege thirty years later! Only a very very small percentage of kids attending government schools -- where a majority of children go for their education -- graduate from a high school.