Minister for Education, Science and Technology Girirajmani Pokharel has said that the government would stop the schools from being the hotspots of coronavirus infection.
Virtually addressing a programme organized in Nuwakot today on the occasion of the International Literacy Day, Minister Pokharel added that alternative teaching methodology would be advanced for stopping the schools from being the hotspots of coronavirus infection.
“Classes can be run even at present in the districts where the infection case is low but it will be too difficult to contain if the virus was spread at school-level. We have limited means and resources. So, we have to advance learning through the medium of distance-education as an alternate,” Minister Pokhrel added.
He was of the view that physical presence of students at schools was not likely in the present context.
On the occasion, Pokharel also argued that there was no option but to initiate modern technology and system for continue educational activities.
To effectively run alternate and distance education, coordination between all three layers of government was vital, the Education Minister asked the local level to prepare plans of action.
Imparting education traditionally in the time of coronavirus infection is not possible, he said while adding that the government was working to ensure right to education in the time of crisis.
Minister Pokhrel, on the occasion, said that Posta Bahadur Bogati School would be run in Nuwakot district.
Source: National News Agency Nepal