Schools bear the brunt

KATHMANDU: Most of the private schools inside the ringroad areas remained closed on Monday due to current political turmoil and possibilities of untoward incidents in the valley.

Gita Rana, president, National Private Boarding Schools’ Organisation Nepal, said schools in city areas could not run classes for the fear of political upheavals and traffic disruption in connection with the army chief row. “Yesterday too, parents rushed to the schools to pick up their children in the afternoon after rumours of curfew in the city spread like a wildfire,” Rana added. She also said some schools could drop their students to their homes late in the evening due to disruption in vehicular movement yesterday.

“We can’t take risk by opening schools on such turbulent situation,”

she added. While the schools remained shut, students of a majority of higher secondary schools and colleges returned home early today because of political uncertainty gripping the country.

However, schools in the suburbs conducted classes as usual.