Lately, an education emergency has been added to the list.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, online classes have become the only respite for students to continue education.
In view of concerns that children’s education will be severely affected due to the closure of schools for a long time, many private schools have started online classes for their students since a month ago.
However, the private schools across Nepal have decided to discontinue online classes from July 16, 2020.
The Private and Boarding Schools Organization Nepal (PABSON) and the National Private and Boarding Schools Organization Nepal (N-PABSON) have made the decision to this effect, alleging that the Nepali Government has failed to address their concerns.
The schools across the nation have been demanding the Nepali Government to provide relief packages to deal with the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
However, the government has not given any heed to their demands.
This has led the private schools to stop online classes as they are having a tough time paying salaries to the teachers and staff involved in virtual classes.
The schools have decided to ask teachers to stay on unpaid leave until further notice.
“It is better to stop the online classes rather than conducting the classes amid financial and administrative constraints,” said the organizations.