Pro-Maoist student organisation keeps tabs on private schools

Himalayan News Service

Biratnagar, April 15:

After the All Nepal National Independent Students Union (Revolutionary) asked the private boarding schools to decrease the school fees to make education accessible to all, it has now come up with stricter measures.

According to a private boarding school manager, members of the union are going to different schools and gathering information on school fees, its infrastructure and the quality of educational. They have already fined two schools for charging high tuition fees, it is learnt.

Meanwhile, the District Education Office of Morang would soon request the guardians not to send or admit their children to schools which are not registered. The office has already published the names of the schools which are registered.

Hira Prasad Dhakal, district education officer of Morang, said the programme has been initiated to create awareness among parents.

Currently, there are 185 registered private schools in the district while 100 are operating without registration.

The private schools take permission for lower classes but run classes for higher groups as well. Earlier, the ANNISU-R had released a statement stating that decrease in school fees would bring down the number of schools that are mushrooming in the district.