My Republica

Shisir Khanal

(Mr. Khanal is Co-Founder of Teach For Nepal and an Education Advisor to Tulsipur Sub-Metropolitan City, Dang)

Local solutions for education

Published On: April 30, 2020 04:00 PM NPT By: Shisir Khanal

According to UNESCO, globally about 1.6 billion children, which account for 91 percent of all learners, are currently affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Nepal’s over 7 million school-going children and additional university students have also been severely affected by the closure of educational institutions. When the government started lockdown on March 24, Nepal was already on the tail end of the school year, thus the first three weeks of the closure didn’t have a significant impact on students’ learning activities.