Students demand action against 13 schools

Kathmandu, May 25: Student unions today issued a joint appeal for legal action against schools shying away from implementing the School Fee Determination Standard Directive, 2072.

The 14 student unions including Nepal Students Union, All Nepal National Free Students Union, All Nepal National Independent Students Union – Revolutionary held a joint press conference demanding action against as many as 13 schools in Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur.

The schools that have fallen under the student unions’ radar include Rato Bangala, DAV, Little Angels, Ideal Model, GEMS, Brihaspati Vidya Sadan, Siddartha Banasthali and Galaxy among others.

NSU Spokesperson, UP Lamichhane, said recent inspections carried out in those schools showed absence of financial transparency, more than Rs 30,000 being charged in grade one, irregularity in scholarship distribution, fees charged under unnecessary topics and physical infrastructure found to be in violation of set standard.

The student unions have drawn the attention of Education Minister, Girirajmani Pokharel, towards the urgency for taking immediate steps to ensure that the directive is enforced, Lamichhane said. RSS