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Battle in Nepal’s schoolrooms

Nepal’s Maoist insurgency has been fought across the country with skirmishes reported nearly every day. But now it has also entered the classroom, affecting schools, teachers and pupils. This is an ideological as well as a physical battle. The Maoists, said to control over two-thirds of rural Nepal, regularly order school closures and bomb educational institutions. They also say they want to remove class privilege from schooling – while the royal-led government tries to make the syllabus more pro-monarchy. The rebels have just finished training the first batch of teachers to introduce what they call a new revolutionary syllabus, “pro-people education”, into Maoist-controlled schools. Full Story

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