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Over 100 Valley schools padlocked over exorbitant fees
Apr 27, 2017-
A group of student unions on Wednesday locked down more than 100 schools, mostly private enterprises, saying that those schools were fleecing parents by charging exorbitant fees for the students.
Cadres of the Nepal Students Union, ANNFSU, ANNFSU-Revolutionary, among others student unions, reached Rato Bangala School, Gems School, Ullens School, Nightingale School in Lalitpur and Takshashila School, Dafodil School in Kathmandu and locked the accounts and administration sections of those schools, according to ANNFSU Secretary General Ain Mahar.
Mahar said that the schools were locked as they continued to charge exorbitantly in violation of the standard fee determined by the government and failing to return the excess amount to parents.
Also padlocked were VS Niketan, Occidental School and Little Angels School.
The action was carried out to ensure that the teaching-learning activities would be conducted adversely affected, explained Mahar.
PABSON Secretary General Rajendra Baniya confirmed that the student unions had padlocked the schools.
He said they had been holding talks to find a solution but the cadres of the student unions barged into the schools and padlocked them abruptly.
The student unions have been protesting against the fee hike since last Tuesday.
Published: 27-04-2017 08:39