The 13-member monitoring committee formed by the Higher Secondary Education Board visited Kathmandu Barsha College to find out whether the college has been abiding by the code of conduct. The college located in Tinkune has been running under Kathmandu Barcelona Education Network along the Araniko Highway. Earlier, it was running as Merryland School at some 200 metres south of the highway. The shareholders recently split into two groups and have been running both the institutions separately.
The monitoring committee also gave a 24-hour ultimatum to the school administration to give a written clarification regarding the relocation of the college without informing the concerned authorities.
According to Suprabhat Bhandari, president of Guardians Association Nepal and a member of monitoring committee, since the college had failed to abide by the directives issued by the Higher Secondary Education Board and had been operating without following the rules and regulations, it has been asked to furnish clarification within 24-hours.
Kathmandu Barsha college which had found of spending around Rs 10 million last year in advertisements only is student unfriendly because:
The classrooms of Kathmandu Barsha College were found to be very congested and poorly ventilated.
There was not enough light in the classrooms.
The infrastructure of the classrooms also had not changed much since last year.
No changes in the classroom structure means that the college was spending the students’ fees and other charges collected in the name of infrastructure development only in advertisements, Bhandari said. Earlier HSEB has published the notice for Kalimati based Gillette Higher Secondary School not to enroll any students in grade 11 this year.
HSEB code of conduct specifies rules regarding students’ dress code, advertisement ceiling, prohibition of photos of celebrities and students in the hoarding boards and brochures and other publicity materials and others.