Over 100 Schools padlocked over exorbitant fees across Country



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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.

  1. Api School
  2. Baba School
  3. Bagmati School
  4. Chelsea School
  5. Dafodil School, Jorpati
  6. Dallu Residential School
  7. DibyaGyan School
  8. Eurokids
  9. Excelsoir School
  10. Flourescent School
  11. Gems School, Dhapakhel
  12. Gyan Niketan School
  13. Ideal School
  14. Kathmandu Valley Schoool
  15. Kathmandu Vidya Kunjya
  16. Kavya School
  17. Little Angels School Hattiban
  18. Marvellous School
  19. Mount Glory School
  20. Nightingale School in Lalitpur
  21. Nobel School
  22. Occidental School, Anamnagar
  23. Olympia School
  24. Paragon School
  25. Pathashala School
  26. Premier School
  27. Pushpa Sadan School
  28. Radiant School
  29. Rato Bangala School, Patandhoka
  30. Rehdon School
  31. Reliance International Academy
  32. Rose Bud School
  33. Sankskriti School
  34. Takshashila School,Samakhusi
  35. Texas School
  36. Trinity School
  37. Triyog School
  38. Ullens School, Khumaltar
  39. United School
  40. VS Niketan School, MinBhawan
  41. WhiteField School

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.