A group of student unions affiliated to various parties on Wednesday locked down more than 100 schools, mostly private enterprises, across the country saying that those schools were fleecing parents by charging exorbitant fees for the students.
According to ANNFSU Secretary General Ain Mahar, Cadres of the Nepal Students Union, ANNFSU,ANNFSU-Revolutionary, among others student unions have padlocked accounts and administration sections of the following schools.
Mahar said that the schools were locked as they continued to charge exorbitantly in violation of the standard fee determined by the government and failing to return the excess amount to parents.
The action was carried out to ensure that the teaching-learning activities would be conducted adversely affected, explained Mahar. PABSON Secretary General Rajendra Baniya confirmed that the student unions had padlocked the schools.
He said they had been holding talks to find a solution but the cadres of the student unions barged into the schools and padlocked them abruptly.
Student unions have been protesting against the fee hike since last Tuesday.