Kathmandu, April 24: More than 300 million students worldwide are having their education disrupted by the spread of Corona virus. However, the government of Nepal plans to introduce digital education system for schools to continue the teaching and learning process even during the nationwide lock down which was triggered due to pandemic breakout of Corona Virus.
A report was submitted to Supreme Court by the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers (OPMCM) which stated that online classes for grade nine and ten will be conducted six days a week through NTV Plus and that the curricula for online classes for grade six to eight have already been prepared and forwarded to the Curriculum Development Center.
The report also stated that some independent private academic institutions have already introduced an online education system so that the students’ right to education is not violated any more due to the effect of the deadly virus.
The report also stated that the government has been making preparations for distributing social welfare advertisements to all media including the government-owned media as per the Advertisement (Regulation) Act, 2020. The OPMCM also claimed that the government has already formulated guidelines for the distribution of advertisements to all private media without discrimination.
Source – The Republica