RAUTAHAT: District Education Coordination Committee Rautahat has scrapped the licence of 41 non-existing community schools while as many as 51 schools have been merged in the district.
Out of 220 community schools registered after 2008, 93 schools were found to be violating the School Education Directive. A meeting of the education coordination committee held recently had taken the decision to revoke the schools’ licences and merge them. Coordination committee Chairman and CDO Madan Bhujel said they were forced to take such a difficult decision as the quality of education was deteriorating despite the high number of schools in the district.
District Education Officer Bharat Babu Subedi said they had decided to revoke the permits of the schools after monitoring and finding that the schools were not operating and were just limited to paper. Of the 503 public schools, the education committee had scrapped 32 non-existent schools and merged 18 schools last year.
A version of this article appears in print on June 30, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.