Pvt schools serve seven days' ultimatum to govt

Kathmandu, May 13

Private and Boarding Schools Organisation Nepal and National Private and Boarding Schools Association of Nepal today served a seven-day ultimatum to government to address their demands.

PABSON and NPABSAN jointly submitted a memorandum to Minister for Education Giriraj Mani Pokharel via education secretary, Director General of the Department of Education Khagraj Baral, five regional education directorates and 75 district education officers, saying they would launch protests if their demands were not addressed in the given time.

They have demanded that the government address the issues related to fee fixation, salary of teachers and employees and school monitoring.

Organising a press meet in the capital today, they said school monitoring being conducted by the government team had created terror in schools.

Lachhe Bahadur KC, president, PABSON, said the government was monitoring schools to create terror.

He said, “Time and again we have drawn the attention of the government to amend the directives related to fee fixation. But instead of doing that it has only been creating terror.”

“ We have, therefore, given the government seven days to address our demands,” he added. Karna Bahadur Shahi, president, NPABSON, said ‘militant’ monitoring of schools would set a bad precedent.

“We are against strikes. But we will not tolerate if the government tries to impose its decisions without our consent.”