Posted Date: 18 Sep, 2012
Category: Education Issues
Author: Edu Sanjal
Some private academic institutions in Kathmandu are calling students for admission in various academic programmes of Bachelors and Masters level without affiliation from the Ministry of Education (MoE).
Speaking at an interaction organised by Education Journalists Nepal, Janardan Nepal, joint secretary, MoE today said they have directed such colleges to stop admitting students.
Nepal, who is also spokesperson of MoE, said they had already published notice to stop admission after the ministry found that such colleges were giving admission notice through advertisement without affiliation from government.
See the Notice of Ministry of Education here
He said, “Any academic institution running either national or international curriculum should be affiliated to MoE before advertising in the media and admitting students.”He said academic institutions could publicise through advertisement and enroll students only after getting affiliation from the Higher and Technical Education Section at MoE.
According to Ministry of Education,there are five colleges that have been publishing advertisements with admission notice without affiliation. They are
Most of these colleges are running Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA), Masters in Business Administration (MBA), and Bachelors in Hotel Management (BHM) courses.
“Publishing advertisements without affiliation means cheating students. We have directed them to stop admission, but if they ignore our directive, we can scrap their registration.”
Likewise, there are many other colleges which were granted affiliation to launch one programme but are publishing advertisements for admission in other programmes. MoE said there were nine such colleges affiliated to run one academic programme but were advertising admission in other programmes.
Nepal said they were studying the issue. “If any college is found cheating the government by running a programme other than the one for which affiliation was granted, we can cancel the licence of the previous programme as well.”
(Source: Ministry of Education Nepal and The Himalayantimes English Daily)