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Shyam Prasad Acharya and Uttam Sharma

Acharya is associated with the Education Review Office under the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology. Sharma is an independent researcher

Ensuring learning during the lockdown

Published On: April 24, 2020 03:30 PM NPT By: Shyam Prasad Acharya and Uttam Sharma

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across Nepal have been closed since March 19 and it is not clear when they will open. They could remain closed for many more days. The major challenge at this point is to ensure that all children have access to education. Many experts have expressed their opinions on the issue. Some favor online teaching methods while others opine that Nepal is not yet ready for online teaching. It is important to be clear regarding the availability of radio, mobile phone, television, computer and internet facilities as well as the current use and possibility of digital learning materials and software while discussing the matter.