Rabindra Dhungel, 25 August 2020. Online classes will now be counted as a regular academic term. Six months after the corona epidemic disrupted the overall education sector, the government has taken the initiative to get it back on track. Earlier, only physical attendance was considered as the basis, but now online classes and alternative learning will also be considered as attendance.
The epidemic has affected 8.1 million students. Many of them have not been able to start their studies and some of them have not even taken the exam. Although online classes are possible due to internet access in urban areas, rural areas are being deprived of it.
Government spokesperson and minister Yuvraj Khatiwada said that the government has started necessary preparations keeping this situation in mind. “The world has somehow accepted this online education,” minister said.
“The only thing left for the cabinet to do is make a formal decision. We will do that,” said Khatiwada, the minister of finance, communications and information technology.
However, he did not elaborate on how to arrange alternative education other than online. Earlier, the stakeholders had drawn the attention of the government saying that the academic year could collapse if no alternative arrangement is made.