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Nepal – Teachers Close Schools, Protest Police

Posted by hetty7 on March 12, 2012

This article is from nepalnews

Eight Million Students Stay Home as Teachers Continue Nationwide Closure of Schools

Feb. 27, 2012: Teachers shut down schools across the country for the second consecutive day on Monday protesting against, as what they called, unnecessary use of force by the police to break up their “peaceful protests”.Both community-run (also called government public school) and private schools have been closed by teachers affiliated with Nepal Educational Republic Forum (NERF) and Nepal Teachers Union (NTF) today.

The closure of schools on Sunday and Monday has directly affected more than eight million students in around 33,000 schools nationwide, according to some reports.

The teachers have been organizing various protest programs since the past few years demanding permanent status to all temporary teachers working in government schools by completing certain procedures and granting of facilities to all private school teachers at par with their colleagues in government schools. Read the rest of this entry »

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