HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
RAUTAHAT/KAVRE: All schools of Rautahat and Kavre districts have been shut down from today till May 28 as regular classes are disrupted by continuous strikes called by different groups to fulfill their demands.
The Nepal Teachers Union and Madheshi Teachers Forum today released a press statement declaring the closure of the schools. Meanwhile, the Madheshi Teachers Forum said that the eight days school leave, which have been given due to frequent bandhs, would be managed from the summer vacation leave quota.
In the meantime, the Private and Boarding School’s Organisation, Nepal (PABSON), Rautahat has also decided to close the private schools till May 28 citing that schools are confronted with unfavourable environment to run the classes.
For much the same reason, PABSON, Kavre and the Higher Secondary Schools Association Nepal (HISSAN), Kavre have also decided to close the schools associated with the organisations till May 28 due to the strike called by different organisations.
PABSON, Kavre chairperson Dilip Mukhiya said, “The meeting of PABSON and HISSAN have decided to shut the schools for eight days as the educational institutions have been affected by the continuous strike.”
PABSON and HISSAN also informed that they would deduct the winter vacation leave quota to substitute this leave, said HISSAN, Kavre chairperson Bishnu Prasad Dahal.
On the other hand, Kavre District Education Officer, Dinanath Gautam said that the Education Ministry has no such policy to close the schools, so the government schools of the district would function normally as it used to be. He said, “Strikes have affected public schools in city areas, but not in the villages.”
Over 83 schools are associated with the PABSON and 12 higher secondary schools with the HISSAN in Kavre.