In wake of the increasing incidents of COVID-19, the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has threatened to take legal action against several private schools for conducting physical classes in violation of the government’s decision to stop conducting classes in people.
Despite the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology’s order to offer classes in all schools through alternative medium starting January 11, certain schools in the city are still running physical classes.
Even as the country enters the third phase of COVID-19, some schools in Wards 15 and 18 of the KMC are claimed to be offering physical education programs.
KMC’s Chief of Education Department Ram Prasad Subedi warned that if physical education programs are not stopped immediately, the schools will face consequences.
“Running classes under the guise of charging students money at a time when all hands are needed to manage the pandemic is a penal conduct,” Subedi remarked.
“Such schools should cease operations immediately. Otherwise, they will be subjected to severe punishment.”