Apropos of your news report “Committee wants ceiling in place” (THT, Sept 17, Page 2), the government and the public worry about HSEB colleges’
advertisement expenses are misplaced. Unless there is a law capping the advertisement budget, the HSEB colleges must be free to go overboard on spending their own money. For what would the government want to cap the ceiling?
Businesses are all about marketing that involves advertisements. Some will spend on advertisement while other good colleges will bank upon their reputation as
learning centres par excellence without spending a penny on advertisements. The real
problem would be when the colleges which put up huge advertisements fail to fulfill or keep their promises and commitments made via advertisements or even verbally at the time of admission. It has been noted that HSEB colleges fail to deliver what they promise including the continuation of courses agreed at the time of admission according to
students’ choice and aptitude. Things simply change after admissions. Hence, both the government and the public should be more concerned about the failure of the HSEB colleges to keep their promises which should make them liable for criminal charges for deceit, cheating and breach of trust. Also, efforts need to be made to check and stop admissions in the networking-style of business. Further, the government should keep an eye on all aspects of HSEB colleges that are advertised including standard and quality of physical facilities, sports facilities, theoretical and practical educational contents, and the faculties. This is where the government can force the HSEB colleges to deliver promised
facilities. Also monitoring must be conducted on regular basis and must be result-oriented.
J. Talchabhadell, Bhaktapur
This is with reference to the news article.”APF men held on extortion charge” (THT, Sept 19, Page 2). The Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police rounded seven
personnel including four Armed Police Force personnel for extorting money from
businesspeople, threatening to kidnap and kill the victims. This is quite embarrassing. Due to some notorious policemen, the police department is being seen in bad light by the general public. Police are there to protect the people and not to threaten them. I agree that some people are bad in every organization and they should be filtered early and thrown away as soon as possible to control them from spreading the virus in the whole
Moin Uddin, Ghattekulo, Kathmandu
In collusion with the land revenue and survey employees, the land mafias are raking in easy incomes through transfer of lands belonging to the individuals and the
government by resorting to forgeries of various kinds while the PM and government are busy in crowing good governance and rule of law. The government must come down decisively very hard quick and fast on the culprits to eliminate such crimes that give innocent owners unnecessary hard times and troubles. It definitely is not at all a difficult thing to do if it has the guts and determination. Are the PM and new Chief
Ramesh Bdr. Shrestha, Lalitpur