Hissan general convention starts

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Jan 10, 2015-

The sixth general convention of Higher Secondary Schools Association Nepal (Hissan), an umbrella body of higher secondary schools, kicked off in the Capital on Saturday.

Minister for Education Chitra Lekha Yadav inaugurated the convention amid a programme held in Budhanilkantha. Addressing the inaugural session Yadav asked for the support from all stakeholders to bring changes in the education sector. She said that the ministry alone cannot make any changes without the support and commitment from all the sectors. “The most important thing is political commitment from all the parties,” said Yadav.

Chief Secretary Leela Mani Poudyal asked the Hissan members to maintain transparency, both in the investment and earning. Stating that the private academic sector is more inclined in making profits than providing services, he said there is no transparency in scholarship and fee structure. “If financial transactions are transparent, your investment will be secured. If not, it will bring a problem for you,” he warned.

The two-day convention has a participation of around 700 representatives of the higher secondary schools from across the country. The convention will conclude on Sunday, electing 47-member Central Committee.  

The incumbent vice-chairmen duo Ramesh Silwal and Madhav Baral are frontrunners for the chairman’s berth. They have been busy in wooing their voters, presenting their agendas for the new term. Silwal, who is close to CPN-UML, has support of a majority of leaders from the current central committee, while Baral, who is close to Nepali Congress (NC), has the support from the incumbent chairman and the NC lawmaker Umesh Shrestha.

Published: 11-01-2015 09:24

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