‘Designate separate filling stations for us’

Kathmandu, November 15

Private and boarding schools have urged the government to designate separate filling stations to supply them fuel.

Although the schools resumed classes from today after Dashain vacation, they would not be able to continue classes if they are not supplied adequate fuel to ferry students. The schools were closed for more than a month after the earthquakes in April and May.


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The Private and Boarding Schools Organisation Nepal and National Private and Boarding Schools Association Nepal are preparing to hold talks with the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Commerce and Supply tomorrow to request the government to ease fuel supply to private academic institutions.

DK Dhungana, general secretary, PABSON said, “We have been requesting the government to provide us adequate fuel and the government has responded positively.” He also said that the government had assured of designating certain filling stations to supply them fuel.“We can use firewood to cook food for boarders, but there is no way we can ferry students without diesel.”

According to MoE sources, a meeting was held today between MoE and Ministry of Supply to discuss the impact of current fuel crisis on the education sector.