Plus-two classes run sans licence

2015-01-05

Himalayan News Service

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Two higher secondary schools were found to be operating without affiliation from Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB) in Rautahat.

Violating the Education Act, Bal Niketan Residential Secondary School and Moonlight Academy are operating plus-two classes illegally at Chandrapur.

Bal Niketan was able to enroll students by falsely advertising that the school was licensed by HSEB to run plus two programmes. The school is conducting Grade XI classes. 

Students said the school administration had assured that the school was licensed. Bal Niketan Secondary School’s Principal Dipak Regmi said that they had admitted students in the hope that the school would be getting affiliation soon as they had already deposited Rs 8 lakh for the licence at HSEB.

Likewise, despite not having the license to operate, Moonlight Academy has been running Grade XI and XII classes. According to a source, the academy had arranged for its Grade XI students to take their board exam from Janajyoti Higher Secondary School. 

Udayraj Maske, principal of Moonlight Academy, insisted that imparting education honestly was the most important thing. “From which school our students sit for exam is our concern and should not be matter of headache for others,” Maske added.

HSEB Regional Office Makawanpur Chief Anirudra Dhamala pledged to take action against schools that were operating illegally. He also urged parents and students to get enrollment only after understanding about the affiliation of the school.