Baglung schools hike monthly fees

Baglung, May 1:

Private schools in Baglung district have hiked their monthly school fees arbitrarily despite pressure being exerted by political parties not to do so.

The schools affiliated to PABSON and PABSON-Nepal, citing necessity under heads such as

purchase of furniture, building repair work and sports infrastructure expansion, hiked the

fees by Rs 30 to 50.

Baglung president of PABSON Bijay Raj Pant said fees were hiked to cover increased costs arising due to teachers’ revised salaries, hike in building rent and inflated cost of essential and consumer items.

Chief of the Baglung district education office Prem Nath Poudel said PABSON and PABSON-N did not consult the District Education Office before raising the school fees.

He added there could be no hike in school fees without getting the assent of the District Education Office’s education committee.

There are 34 private schools running in Baglung Poudel said that the private schools were bound to show their expenditure dossier and also list the facilities and services provided to students but many of the private schools were flouting this rule.