Kathmandu, April 30 Private and Boarding Schools Organisation Nepal, and National Private and Boarding Schools Association Nepal have sought the central government’s intervention to stop local governments from defaming the private schools thereby discouraging students from studying at such schools. Issuing a joint press statement, PABSON and N-PABSON stated that some local governments were spreading rumours that student studying at private school would not be eligible for government jobs in the future. “Local levels are imposing fear among students and parents,” said General Secretary of N-PABSON Subash Neupane, adding that some local governments had even spread the rumour that certificates of the students studying at private schools would not be valid in the future. “There are more than 6,000 private schools in the country providing quality education to over two million children. Instead of appreciating the contribution of private schools the local bodies are trying to ruin the schools,” he said.