Govt seeks suggestions on co-op modality plan

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu
Govt seeks suggestions on co-op modality plan

Nov 10, 2014-The Ministry of Education (MoE) has sought suggestions from Private and Boarding Schools Organisation Nepal (Pabson) on its preparation to take the private schools into a cooperative modality.

The ministry asked for the written suggestions after the umbrella body of private and institutional schools expressed its serious reservation over the move of the government.

The Pabson had two weeks ago asked the government not to take any decision that would hamper the operation of the private schools in a long run. Submitting a five-point memorandum to Minister for Education Chitra Lekha Yadav in her office, the Pabson officials demanded that the existing legality of the private schools be maintained.

The private schools operators are against the government efforts to change the private schools into cooperatives.

The MoE has drafted a bill for new education act which envisions transferring the ‘functioning modality’ of the private and institutional schools. The bill is aimed at controlling the commercialisation in the academic sector.

Pabson has also urged the ministry to introduce a new act for the private schools with the provision to give full leverage apart from curriculum, examination modality and monitoring.

Published: 11-11-2014 13:15

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