KATHMANDU: Twelve student unions today submitted a memorandum to the Vice Chancellor of Tribhuvan University (TU), Prof Madhav Prasad Sharma, serving the latter a 72-hour-ultimatum to revoke TU’s decision to hike fee for Bachelor’s and Master’s levels.

Ram Kumari Jhankri, president of All Nepal National Free Students’ Union, said that the letter of memorandum was submitted to the VC on behalf of entire TU students, who she said would be suffering from the current decision to hike admission and tuition fees.

In an unprecedented move, TU, nation’s largest and oldest university, had hiked student fee by ten folds.

Student unions have warned of a strong agitation should TU fail to revoke its decision within the three-day deadline.

“The fee hike was of unscientific and malicious nature. Therefore, we are compelled to protest it,” Jhankri said.

Meanwhile, VC Sharma said that the decision would not be revoked whatsoever as it was taken for the advancement of quality education of students.

“The decision was announced in view of deteriorating quality of education imparted by the university and to improve academic standards while competing with international education standards,” he said, urging the students to be sensible enough to reconsider their protests.