Private Schools’ organizations stage protest against Education Bill

Kathmandu, 10 August: Various organizations associated with Private and Boarding Schools have held protest demonstrations against the Education Bill to be tabled at the federal parliament.

The Government had decided to table the Bill in the parliament at a meeting of the Council of Ministers held on August 1.

Representatives from Private And Boarding Schools’ Organisation Nepal (PABSON), National Private and Boarding Schools’ Association (N-PABSAN) and Higher Institutions and Secondary Schools Associations Nepal had together gathered at Maitighar Mandala and held the protest expressing their displeasure over the contents of the Bill.

Conducting a press conference on Tuesday, such private schools bodies had demanded amendment on the bill and warned of stern actions upon unheeded demands.

Prior to the protest demonstration held today, they had submitted a memorandum to the local governments, district administration offices, and education development and coordination unit on Wednesday, demanding that the document be revised.

They stated that the draft bill included provisions that are prejudiced, anti-constitutional and impractical. Some of the provisions that invite their discontentment include provision of operating private schools in a trust-model within the next five years and appointing a ward chair as the chair of school management committee among others.