Students knock ministry door against tuition menace

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, April 4:

The Free Students’ Campaign (FSC) today submitted a memorandum to the Education Secretary demanding strict action against tuition and coaching centres who have been cheating students.

Hundreds of students were barred from appearing in the School Leaving Certificate examination this year because the tuition centres, where the students were studying hoping to take the examinations as private students, duped them.

The memorandum states that the education ministry should take serious action against such tuition centres and that the students should be given a chance to appear in the examination.

The FSC is a body representing students who were deprived of

appearing the School Leaving Certificate examination because they were not registered.

This year a total of 634 students were deprived of appearing in the SLC examination because the several tuition centres they were studying in did not register the students for the examinations.

Chuman Singh Basnet, acting secretary at Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) assured them that the Education Ministry would look into the matter. “The ministry will take necessary action as per the law,” said Basnet.

Shanker Katwal, president of the Free Students’ Campaign, said the Education Ministry should strictly monitor the coaching and tuition centres to prevent such illegal actions in the future.

“Strict action should be taken against the tuition centres who have cheated students,” said Bishwo Nath Rijal, the general secretary of FSC, adding, mushrooming of tuition centres needs to be checked to prevent parents and students from being cheated.