BHAKTAPUR, July 12
All Nepal National Free Students Union (ANNFSU), student wing of CPN-UML on Sunday, demanded that the Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB) provide free education for grade XI and XII students who lost their parents or were seriously injured due to the earthquake.
ANNFSU demanded free education to quake-hit students on Sunday while submitting a six-point demand to Chaitanya Sharma, vice chairperson of HSEB.
Kishor Bikram Malla, president, ANNFSU said, “The government had expressed commitment to open community higher secondary schools with Science faculty in each constituency but has not implemented it yet, thus we demand that the government ensure students’ right to get their desired education from any part of the country.”
He added that HSEB should make provisions to provide scholarship to at least ten per cent of the total number of students admitted in institutional higher secondary schools/plus two colleges. The other demands include fee ceiling for grades XI and XII, homogeneity in fee structure in plus two, action against schools charging higher than the fee ceiling fixed by HSEB, no admission in the same school in grade XII, clear roadmap for the SLC graduates from Technical and Vocational Stream for further education.
A version of this article appears in print on July 13, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.