Five schools in Kathmandu Valley running the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) curriculum of India face prospect of closure from the new academic session beginning from April.
The Nepal government’s education ministry has asked the schools not to admit students for the new session — a move that would affect nearly 6,000 students studying in these institutions.
A report in the state-run Gorkhapatra on Sunday quoting Kathmandu district education officer Baikuntha Aryal stated that notices have already been sent to authorities of the five schools.
The schools, which could get closed due to this move are Modern Indian School, Rupy’s International School, Rai School, Chand Bagh School and Alok Vidyashram.
Aryal stated that these schools were conducting classes using study material as per CBSE curriculum without taking permission from the education ministry.
There are 14 schools across Nepal running CBSE curriculum including a Kendriya Vidyalaya inside the Indian embassy premises in Kathmandu.
On Sunday, DAV Sushil Kedia Bishwa Bharti School, another school using CBSE syllabus, was forced to take back 21 teachers who had been removed earlier on disciplinary grounds.
The ousted teachers had taken help of the teachers and students outfits of CPN-M to target the school for using CBSE curriculum, which they felt affected Nepal’s sovereignty.