KATHMANDU, JUNE 6
Minister of Education, Science, and Technology Krishna Gopal Shrestha has directed stakeholders to begin the new academic session of the schools from June 15 through alternative methods.
However, Nepal Teachers' Federation has urged the ministry not to take such a decision in haste.
Urging to begin the new admission process and to run classes through alternative method from May 15, Minister Shrestha has asked employees of the ministry to formulate an action plan for the same.
Though the current academic session has been extended till June 14 due to COVID-19, prohibitory order has been imposed in most districts to prevent and control the second wave of COVID-19.
There is still uncertainty regarding how to run classes in the where there is no possibility of running classes through alternative method.
Chairperson of Nepal Teachers' Federation Baburam Thapa asked the government not to start the new academic session from June 15 saying it would be appropriate to start the new admission process from August after conducting final examinations.
Chairman Thapa said, "The decision to begin classes from June 15 without overall analysis of the situation is in favour of private schools only."
A version of this article appears in the print on June 7, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.