Some 235 private schools illegally operated in eastern districts, Morang, Jhapa, Sunsari and Ilam, are facing legal action.
The schools have come under action in the course of first stage of monitoring carried out by the District Education Office after the Ministry of Education issued strict directives to monitor and inspect private schools.
At a press conference organized by the District Education Office, Morang on Monday, Regional Education Director Hira Prasad Dhakal informed that the District Education Committee decided to take action against the guilty party as per the law.
It is found that among the schools being operated in an illegal and irregular way are 57 in Morang, 58 in Ilam, 58 in Jhapa and 62 in Sunsari, he further informed.
Second round monitoring will be initiated soon to manage private school operators, Director Dhakal said.
In Banke (Nepalgunj), section Officer of District Education Office, Banke, Daman Singh Chaudhari said action will be taken against the schools charging fee to students belonging to previous bonded labourers – Kamaiyas and Kamlaris – as per the Education Act.
Chaudhari further said letter will be sent to schools to return the fee, if taken earlier, by carrying out necessary investigation in the areas where complaints have been lodged.
Though the government declared free education to this section of society, a delegation reached the District Education Office to protest the act of charging fee to the students of Kamaiyas and kamlaris in schools
(Source: The Rising Nepal, Published on The Rising Nepal on 29th June)