Accused admit they duped pupils

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, April 6:

Owners of the tuition and coaching centres, who have been taken into police custody for allegedly cheating a sizeable number of students in the name of giving them opportunities to sit for School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examinations, told the police that they knew the students won’t get the chance to sit for the exams.

“After the sent-up examinations, we were informed from the schools concerned that the students taking classes in tuition and coaching centres couldn’t sit for the examinations,” police quoted Damber Nepali, the principal of Saraswoti academy in Bagbazaar, as saying. Ganesh KC, deputy superintendent of police at the Kathmandu District Police Office, said the schools were of the view that their students were destined to be deprived of examinations, as most of them were class droppers.

Though 11 institutions were booked, the principals of five institutions have been arrested so far. The police have taken permission twice from the Kathmandu district court to keep them under custody until cases are filed against them.