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Government to recognise Muslim and Buddhist religious schools
Hundreds of Islamic and Buddhist schools want recognition. Nepal’s government is set to provide financial aid as well but demands in return that such schools also use non religious books in English and Nepali. Some Muslim groups object.
300 private schools for migrant children to close down in Guangdong
Local officials claim the structures do not respond to safety standards prescribed by law. An educator said the city order was a technical barrier to restrict private schools, which remain inconceivable for Beijing.
23/03/2009 HONG KONG
Hong Kong Catholic schools in danger
The education bill provides for state interference in the management of private schools. The Church says that the provision risks distorting the mission of schools connected to religious congregations and orders.
Teachers’ strike jeopardising students’ future
Teachers launch strike for better job security, but job action really worries students across the country. More than 35,000 schools are shut down. Strike is set to continue until the government does not guarantee a contract and increases wages.
In Kathmandu, Nepali president and UN officials slam attacks against private schools
Concerned with students' future, Ram Baran Yadav appeals to the government to guarantee security. UN officials, who share the same concerns, want schools to be considered 'Zones of Peace.' Catholics play a significant role in the country's education system.
Maoists and nationalists attack dozens of foreign-run private schools
Young members of the Congress Party and Nepali Student Union protest against high tuition fees and foreign school names. Attacks began on 15 July, but Jesuit-run Catholic institutions were spared.
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