Govt school chief in PABSON


Himalayan News Service

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Jala Krishna Singh, principal of a community school, was elected vice president of the organisation formed to safeguard the interest of private schools, it is learnt. The 11th general convention of Private and Boarding School Organisation Nepal-Lalitpur district, held from January 2-3, elected Singh, principal of Banibilas Secondary School in Chapagaon, as vice-president. Nawaraj Mahat, who was elected president of the unit, said none of the prevailing laws bars government school officials from participating in activities of private school organisations.

Singh is also a founding member of Santeshwor Bidhya Mandir, a private school based in Jharuwarashi, Lalitpur.

Meanwhile, teachers affiliated to community schools expressed concern about Singh’s election. “It is unethical for the principal of a community school to hold a position in organisations such as PABSON.”

Singh also echoed Mahat. “Since there are no provisions barring government school principals from joining PABSON, I joined the organisation, not as the principal of a community school, but as a founding member of a private school,” Singh said, adding, “The convention passed the programme for new academic year.”

(Source: The Himalayantimes)