Crackdown on illegal coaching centres soon

2014-04-05

Himalayan News Service

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The Department of Education (DoE) has directed District Education Offices (DEOs) across the country to shut down all unregistered coaching and tuition centres opened in the name of teaching school students.

The DoE’s order came after it became clear that such centres were cheating students by luring them through fake advertisements and fake assurances. On the DoE’s request, the Ministry of Education had recently decided to shut down all such unregistered coaching centres.

Tek Narayan Panday, DoE director, said they will soon send a circular to the DEOs. “It is illegal for an establishment to start its operation without taking approval from the authorised government bodies,” he said, adding, “The DEOs will inspect such centres and take action against those found involved in cheating students.”

After receiving the DoE’s letter, the DEOs will monitor the coaching centres in the districts and take action against the illegal ones. According to Panday, the DEOs will ask the illegally-operating coaching centres to register. If they fail to comply, the DEOs will tell them to fold up.

Of late, cases of tuition centres collecting exorbitant fees from students have been increasing. The government has decided to act against such centres. It does not have accurate data on such institutions.

Source: The HImalayantimes