The Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB) has sought written clarifications from two higher secondary schools in Kathmandu for defying the advertisement criteria while publicising their respective schools.
Based on the recommendation from its Monitoring Committee, the HSEB asked for clarification from Kanjirowa School and Ambition Academy for using students and claiming that they were toppers in grade 11 and 12. As per directives from the Ministry of Education, no college can use student’s photographs for publicity and claim their students as board toppers. Meanwhile, the Jawalakhel-based St Mary’s School allegedly barred the HSEB monitoring team from inspecting the school.
The eight-member team, which includes HSEB’s Department of Planning and Monitoring Chief Narayan Koirala, media persons and representatives of the Higher Secondary Schools’ Association Nepal and the Guardians’ Association, was prevented from entering the school premises. “We waited at the gate for half an hour and tried to convince that we were for monitoring there. However, we were not allowed in,” said Suparbhat Bhandari, president of the Guardians’ Association. After receiving complaints, the HSEB had formed a committee to monitor fee structures, names, dress codes, advertisement and infrastructure in higher secondary schools.
However, Sister Margaret Mary, director at the St Mary’s School, said she had no formal information on the issue. “I don’t know if any monitoring team came to our school during school hours,” she told the Post.
(Source: The Kathmandu Post)