MoE to intensify monitoring of schools

Kathmandu, May 8

The Ministry of Education is preparing to intensify monitoring of private schools from tomorrow as per the decision of the Central Fee Fixation and Monitoring Committee.

Following complaints that private schools were charging exorbitant fees from students, the Department of Education had started monitoring private schools from May 3.

Holding a meeting the same day, various student unions had decided to monitor special category schools separately.

The government then decided to hold talks with the unions and strengthen the monitoring team of the government.

The government’s monitoring team now includes representatives of student unions and joint-secretaries of MoE.

Khagraj Baral, director general of DoE, today said five teams led by joint-secretaries from MoE will monitor the private schools. “The two teams will begin its work from tomorrow,” he said, adding, “A team led by Dr Hari Lamsal, spokesperson, MoE will visit schools to monitor fee structure, scholarship distribution and others tomorrow.”

He further said the team will take action against schools not following the education rules and regulations.

The CFFMC has also formed under-secretaries-led monitoring teams at the district level to monitor institutional schools.