Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Krishna Gopal Shrestha, has directed the stakeholders to begin new academic session from June 15 through alternative medium. However, Nepal Teachers' Federation has urged not to take decision in hurry in this regard.

Urging to begin new admission process and to run classes through alternative method from May 15, Minister Shrestha has asked the employees of the ministry to formulate programmee 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 of the districts to prevent and control the second wave of COVID-19.

There is still uncertainty how to run classes at the places where there is no possibility of running classes through alternative method.

Chairperson of Nepal Teachers' Federation, Baburam Thapa, asked the government not to start new academic session from June 15.