Student unions to tighten screw on schools

KATHMANDU: Student unions on Tuesday vowed to strictly monitor the schools charging random fees to the students from Wednesday onward.

A meeting held at the Nepal Student Union (NSU) Central Office, Dillibazaar, noted that even though repeated appeals were sent to the schools to charge less fees it was being discarded.

NSU Spokesperson, UP Lamichhane, accused the private schools of charging random fees and of harbouring a mindset that they were above the law and regulations.

He said 13 monitoring committees would be formed to carry out the inspections.

The meeting also urged the government to increase the budget for development of the education sector in the entire country. The student unions are set to draw the attention of the Prime Minister and Finance Minister to the matter.

The student unions would also simultaneously press for implementation of the 10-point understanding reached between the student unions and government last year.

Leaders of NSU, All Nepal National Free Students Union (ANNFSU), All Nepal National Independent Students Union – Revolutionary (ANNISU – R), ANNFSU – 5th, ANNFSU – 6th among others attended the meeting.