Threat to halt community schools from Sunday

Kathmandu: The Nepal School Staff Council has announced the indefinite closure of community schools from Sunday.

The council has announced a strike with the aim of pressurizing the government to fulfill their demands. In the circular sent by the general secretary of the council Shantinath Yogi to all 77 district working committees and 753 local municipality working committees on Friday, instructions have been given to conduct the protest program strongly.

The council has been demanding professional stability along with various service facilities for school employees working in public schools.

They have accused the Finance Minister for not addressing their demand on budget as mentioned on the government’s policy and programme announcement.

According to Yogi, the public schools are going to be closed from Sunday according to the pre-scheduled program due to police repression, even though the first and second phase of the protest programs announced in the press conference.