Virtual classes a far cry for numerous studentsBy Manjima Dhakal
There is a popular troll on social media regarding government plan to run online classes for school students. It literally reads, “A plan is underway to run online classes for students here where the citizens have to climb trees or hang their mobile phones by the trees to get Internet signals.”
Schools scramble to run virtual classesBy Manjima Dhakal
Stakeholders of school education have stated that running virtual classes will not be practical without providing technical support to the students who have no access to technology. The stakeholders stated that even in the city areas students could not benefit from virtual classes due to technical and financial problems.
Schools unable to publish results for lack of medium to reach guardiansBy Manjima Dhakal
The results of school level final examinations have become uncertain even more than a month after the exams concluded as the schools are unable to find a proper medium to disseminate the results to the guardians of the students.
E-learning getting popular amid lockdownBy Manjima Dhakal
In the wake of extended lockdown, a number of educational organisations and software developers have drawn the attention of guardians and schools who are in search of e-learning materials to teach children digitally.
Universities run classes virtually, schools doing homeworkBy Manjima Dhakal
Though most academic institutions across the country remain closed after the government announced closure of all organizations except those providing essential services as a preventive measure to control the outbreak of the coronavirus, Purusttom Duwadi, an MPhil student of Kathmandu University under Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, is not free from attending classes online and doing assignments.
Children could learn from every act of guardians at home: expertsBy Manjima Dhakal
More than 7 million school children of the country have been staying at home for about a month with their guardians due to lockdown called by the government to fight against the virus. And schools are likely to be closed for longer time this year though the academic session normally begins from mid-April. But this year the academic session is unlikely to begin in April. This has worried the guardians as their wards are killing time without studying.
Hospitals begin producing PPEs on their ownBy Manjima Dhakal
Many hospitals and institutions have started managing Personal Proactive Equipments (PPEs) on their own after the government imported PPEs failed to meet the demand of all health workers across the country.
Govt mulling virtual classrooms amid chances of lockdown extensionBy Manjima Dhakal
As the coronavirus pandemic has changed the teaching-learning method across the world in the past few weeks, Nepal is also planning for virtual classes amid the battle against the virus. The Ministry of Education and Science and Technology (MOEST) and university authorities have started discussions with concerned stakeholders through e-meeting for proper management of education of the country if the situation becomes worse than now.
Institutions, individuals contribute to central fund to fight COVID-19By Manjima Dhakal
A total of Rs 15,310,322,200 was deposited in Coronavirus Infection Prevention, Control and Treatment Fund till Friday from institutions and public besides the government Rs 500 milion fund to fight against the corona virus within country.
Fewer patients visit fever clinics for corona testingBy Manjima Dhakal
Only a small number of patients are visiting the fever clinic established at Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital (STIDH) to identify the symptoms of coronavirus, the hospital said.