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The fate of tens of thousands of students in Nepal hangs in balance with hundreds of schools remaining closed for over two months.

Already reeling with transport and industry strikes, the Himalayan nation suffered a fresh blow yesterday when an organisation of private school teachers enforced a strike in all private and high schools. The Independent School Teachers’ Union (ISTU) is demanding better pay, regularisation of contract teachers and other perks. It called the strike to put extra pressure on the government, which has already started talks with its officials.
There are about 9,000 private schools and 1,200 high schools in Nepal. While about 2,000 of them in Kathmandu valley were closed yesterday due to the strike called by the ISTU, 90% of schools in the Terai plains in southern Nepal have been shut since mid-January due to a separate socio-political agitation.

 

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