DoE wraps up pvt school monitoring

Madhyapur Thimi, July 17:

The Department of Education (DoE) yesterday completed its second phase of monitoring the private schools in 13 districts of all the five-development regions.

The monitoring is being carried out by the Plan and Policies Implementation and Monitoring Committee (PPIMC) under the coordination of the Director General at the DoE.

In its second phase, the DoE formed four-member monitoring teams for each region in July and inspected the private schools outside the Kathmandu valley in the 13 districts from

July 8 to July 16.

Ramesh Rimal, section officer at the DoE, said, “At least six schools — primary, lower-secondary, secondary and small and big schools from the district headquarters and remote areas — were inspected.”

The PPIMC inspected schools in Illam, Jhapa, Morang, Chitwan, Parsa, Dhading, Tanahau, Kaski, Rupendehi, Kailali, Kanchanpur, Banke and Surkhet districts, Rimal told this daily.

Members of the PABSON, NPABSON, Institutional Schools’ Teachers Union and Private

Schools’ Teachers Union also participated during the monitoring.

“We have included various organisations as we wanted them to know the reality,” Rimal said, adding: “This would help them to find out whether the agreements between the government and the organisations pertaining to educational fees, quality education and salaries of teachers and others are being implemented or not.”

Though the team has gathered the data, views and feedback from the schools and education experts in the districts, the report is yet to be publicised as the team has not arrived in Kathmandu, he said.

Rimal also said: “If the second phase succeeds, we might start third phase programme.”

According to DoE, there are altogether 4,000 private schools in Nepal.