Government of Nepal, Department of Education has published a notice directing all private schools not to use the science books published by P Publication, a printing firm owned by Private and Boarding Schools Organisation Nepal (PABSON).
The DoE has directed all private schools not to use books not approved by Curriculum Development Center (CDC) as is against the Education Act and Education Regulations. As per section 8 of the Education Act-1971, schools can use only the curriculum and textbooks approved by the CDC. Chapter 7 of the Education Regulations-2002 states that CDC must approve the list of school textbooks and reference books.
Director General of DoE Khagraj Baral said PABSON science book was published without approval from the CDC.
If any school wants to use more reference books, it must lodge an application at respective District Education Office.
All regional education directors and DEOs have been directed to monitor textbooks used and take action against schools using unapproved textbooks,” Baral said.