According to local Maoist leaders, they will start free tuition centres for students appearing in SLC exams from the remote villages of Karnali zone. They stated that the idea was to help poor students who would otherwise have to travel to other districts for SLC preparation. At the rebels' initiative, all five districts in Karnali will have at least two tuition centres. "We will accept voluntary fees from students belonging to well-off families but the centres will offer free classes for the poor," said Nirak Bahadur Rana, chief of the Odanku village people's government.
Competent teachers of Karnali will be given the responsibility of giving these tuition classes." The shortage of competent teachers has resulted in students failing the SLC exams despite spending more than Rs 1 million being spent on tuition annually. An average of 1,500 students travel from Karnali to Surkhet for SLC tuition classes every year. Students taking tuitions in the Karnali rebel-run centres have to bring their own ration food.