Education dept issues ultimatum to schools

Madhyapur Thimi, July 31:

The Plan and Policies Implementation and Monitoring Committee (PPIMC) of the Department of Education yesterday decided to give a two-month ultimatum to schools outside the Kathmandu valley to implement the education rules and regulations.

The Committee’s meeting decided to issue the ultimatum as most of the schools inspected were found to be violating the government education rules and regulations.

Reports filed by school monitoring teams found that most of the schools outside the Kathmandu valley had not given appointment letters to the teachers, Sushil Pandey, director of Central Regional Education Directorate, said today.

Some schools were found running without informing the officials concerned about the fee range.

“Therefore, the meeting decided to give two months’ ultimatum to implement the rules and regulation before any action is taken against them,” he told this daily.

Suprabhat Bhandari, president of the Guardians’ Association Nepal and a member of PPIMC, said the committee is going to monitor the private schools in the valley for the second time. “The monitoring committee is authorised to take action against the schools that violate the rules.”

“This time, we are more conscious about enforcing implementation of the rules,” he said adding, “If we can’t take action on the spot, we would pressurise the government mechanism to do so.”

Bhandari said that the schools outside the valley were found to be charging exorbitant fees without the approval of the District Education Offices.