29 May 2021 Kathmandu
One of the top schools in Kathmandu valley, Shuvatara School, has decided to shut down permanently due to the financial crisis accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The school management has informed that the school will be closed for at least two years from now. The Chairperson of the school, Rani Gurung Kakshapti said that the financial loss is huge due to pandemic as only 40% of the students are paying tuition fees.
The management of the school has signed an understanding with New Millenium School so the students and teachers can be accommodated as per capacity. The parents came to know about the decision through email and have been in constant touch with the school management to not close the school. However, it has been known that the school is not considering re-opening.
It has to be noted that Shuvatara school had closed their primary wing in 2018 already citing the lack of parking space and neighbour’s complain. As Shuvatara is a private school, the government doesn’t have a policy on such issues, however, it is required that the school inform the concerned authority in the government before announcing to shut down.
The parents are worried about their children’s education after this decision. Sameer Maskey, one of the guardians of the student studying in the school, told that the parents committee are discussing about the issue.
Image Credit – Shuvatara School website