KATHMANDU: Responding to demands of student unions and general guardians, the government on Sunday “requested” private schools to waive 50 per cent of overall fees of a month, as the schools remained shut for more than a month after the devastating April 25 earthquake. The Ministry of Education (MoE) said the government has already made an agreement with private school operators for the waiver in the districts most affected by the quake. A statement issued by MoE spokesperson Hari Prasad Lamsal, however, does not explicitly mention when and among whom the agreement was reached. The Ministry has asked other institutions, besides those of the affected region, also to act accordingly. Earlier this morning, 13 student unions had submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Sushil Koirala demanding one-month waiver. The Ministry, in the statement, has asked student unions not to launch any protest as it is committed to implement its decision as well as a pact signed with the unions on April 19. Schools of the quake-hit districts, including those of the Kathmandu Valley, had resumed their classes only on May 31, a month and a week after the quake. READ ALSO: