Schools resume in Kathmandu without KMC’s permission


December 17, 2020


Schools resume in Kathmandu without KMC’s permission

Some schools resume operations in the Kathmandu Metropolitan City. (Photo: RSS)

KATHMANDU: The federal government has assigned the local governments with the responsibility to resume operations of schools shut down since March 24.

The local government, which has been entrusted with the responsibility to resume schools in view of the COVID-19, is now taking stock of the pandemic. Some local governments have already resumed operations of schools.

Local units in Bhaktapur and Lalitpur Metropolitan City have already issued a notice regarding the operations of schools by adopting health safety standards.

Some schools have already resumed operations in nine local units of Kathmandu, the worst-hit by the pandemic in the country. However, Kathmandu Metropolitan City has not given permission to run schools.

The Kathmandu metropolis is not ready to give a go-ahead to resume operations of schools immediately. The metropolis took a decision to this effect following a meeting with the District Disaster Management Center and security agencies of the district on Wednesday.

Chief Administrative Officer of the Kathmandu Metropolis Rajeshwor Gyawali opined that it would be early to resume schools since the COVID-19 cases have not come under control.

Similarly, Chief District Officer of Kathmandu Valley Kali Prasad Parajuli suggested continuing teaching activities through online until the winter season.