Nawalparasi, April 27
Private and Boarding School’s Association Nepal (PABSON), Nawalparasi has increased the fee structure of various private schools of the district, defying the Supreme Court order.
The SC had ordered PABSON not to increase the fee of private schools for at least three years. Private schools in Gaindakot, Bardaghat, Sunwal and Parasi, among other urban areas, have increased their fees.
Former Chairman Madan Giri of All Nepal National Free Students Union, Nawalparasi, said the private schools had increased fees against the decision of last year’s meeting held among PABSON, student representatives and Guardians’ Union, among others.
Meanwhile, PABSON Nawalparasi Chairman Dipak Raj Lamsal said though they had decided not to increase the fees for this academic session, some schools had done so. “PABSON won’t be responsible for schools that have increased the fees against the association’s decision,” he held.
Local guardians accused private educational institutions of arbitrarily increasing fees every year. As many as five local student and guardian unions are protesting against the fee hike.
A version of this article appears in print on April 28, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.