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Nepal's Insurgency-Hit Teachers Threaten Exam Boycott

Concerned about the growing number of attacks on them, around 150,000 teachers in government schools across Nepal have threatened to boycott the annual high school examinations in April, which will affect nearly 300,000 students. Four teachers’ organizations – Nepal Teachers’ Association (NTA), Nepal National Teachers’ Organization (NNTO), Nepal Teachers’ Forum and Nepal Revolutionary Teachers’ Association – are spearheading the agitation. Nearly 160 teachers have been killed and at least 3,000 teachers have been displaced because of the conflict between Maoist rebels and security forces. Full Story

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