Saturday, January 29, 2011

Stakeholders for solution to pvt school fee structure

The representatives from different educational organisations stated that the authorities must find a permanent solution to the problems relating to fee structures in the private schools by holding discussions with the concerned stakeholders.

They said at an interaction that the classes in schools got disturbed every year due to a row over the fees between the private schools and student wings of the political parties.
The speakers said that the decisions of the organisations of the students and teachers affiliated to the UCPN-Maoist to stop the new registration of private schools and close the schools being run by Maoist leaders was impossible.

Rajesh Khadka, president of Private and Boarding School Nepal (PABSON), said that the Education Ministry must clarify whose children could learn at the private schools if the wards of government officials and leaders could not.

Khadka added that the government must protect the people’s investment in the education sector.
Gita Rana, president of National Private and Boarding School Nepal (N-PABSON), said that they were ready to accept the government’s decision regarding the fee structure.
"It is thus futile to make fee as an issue of debate," she said.

Guna Raj Lohani, president of the All Nepal Teachers Association, said they were ready to protest against the registration of new private schools.Jagrit Rayamajhi, vice-chairman of the All Nepal National Independent Students Union Revolutionary (ANNISU-R), said they requested their party leaders to close their schools.

Rajaram Khakurel, joint secretary of Education Department, informed that the ministry was at the last stage to publish the regulations about the monitoring of private schools, which would solve the problem of fee structure.Khakurel said that if someone wanted to registered new schools according to the rule, the employee must be ready to register them.

Gopilal Nepane, education expert, stated that private school owners had right to open the new schools and take the fee, but the fee must be reasonable.

source:rising nepal