Schools told to publicise fees

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Nov 22, 2014-

Amid criticisms that private schools flouted the government ceiling on fees, the Department of Education (DoE) on Friday directed such schools to publicise their fee structure through their own websites.

A DoE meeting asked all the private schools across the country to publish their tuition and annual fees so that everyone can have easy access to it. The decision was made following the direction from Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority to strictly implement the directives on regulating the operation of private schools.

Issuing the four-point directives, the national anti-graft body had directed the DoE officials to govern fees hiked arbitrarily. According to the government ceiling, the ‘C’ grade schools can charge maximum of Rs 1, 100 in primary level, Rs 1,250 for lower secondary level and Rs 1,700 for secondary level. Those with ‘B’ grade can increase 25 percent from the prescribed fee while ‘A’ grade schools can add 50 percent on it. However, a majority of schools have been flouting the ceiling.

Around 9,000 private and institutional schools operate across the country.

Published: 23-11-2014 09:27

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