Due to the outbreak of the deadly Corona virus outbreak (COVID-19), all the institutions have been closed in Nepal following the nationwide lockdown. While many colleges and schools are trying to run their curriculum online, the first-ever online university of Nepal, Nepal Open University (NOU), had shut down its online classes earlier.
The University was started by the Nepal government on 2073 B.S to make higher education easy and accessible to everyone from every corner of the nation. This university offers online classes using various mediums like Microsoft Teams and Moodle.
The online classes were running regularly from 06:00 PM onwards, however, due to this Corona virus outbreak many students had to move and were deprived of internet so they had to shut down the online classes said vice-chancellor of the university Prof. Dr. Lekhnath Sharma. Also, NOU was unable to publish the result of Master’s level entrance examinations which was held recently.
However, the online classes will resume from tomorrow, (23 Chaitra 2076) and the result of Master’s level entrance examinations held on 1st Chaitra 2076 will come after a week lockdown goes clear says the notice.