Schools in quake-hit Nepal to remain shut till mid-May

Kathmandu: Nepal’s government has decided to shut down educational institutions in 11 quake-hit districts till mid-May amid aftershock fears, media reported.

The closure would continue to take effect in districts including Kathmandu and the worst-hit Gorkha district, Xinhua reported cited local news paper.

Infrastructures of schools and colleges need technical inspection, Hari Lamsal, education ministry spokesperson said.

The educational institutions were shut earlier for five days following the April 25 devastating earthquake.

The closure has been extended mainly for the security of students, the spokesperson was quoted as saying.

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