After four days of closure, schools call it a day early

Kathmandu: Private Schools in the Valley that resumed regular classes after four days closure had to close early today after rumours went around of a curfew due to the sacking of Chief of Army Staff Rookmangud Katawal from his post today. 

Katawal’s deputy Lt General Kul Bahadur Khadka has been appointed as the acting chief  of the Nepali Army.

Bhoj Bahadur Shah, president of Private and Boarding Schools’ Organisation Nepal (PABSON) told The Himalayan Times that worried guardians had started picking up children from schools today.

“We had no options but to to close the schools,” Shah added.

“Most of the schools had to close early today as guardians urged school administrations to provide early leave to students,” adding that the ominous situation in the city also compelled the schools to close down early.

He further said that all the school kids had reached their homes safely though some school buses were stuck in volatile places as Ratna park, Putalisadak, Kalanki and Kalimati among others.

Private schools in the capital had resumed its academic activities today after a closure of five

days due to a dispute over the sacking of four teachers of Jawalakhel based St Xavier’s School.