Govt allows private schools to collect fees for online classes

File: Giriraj Mani Pokharel

Kathmandu, September 10

The government has allowed private schools across the country to collect fees from students and guardians for online classes they have been conducting the Covid-19 crisis.

For the past few months, organisations representing private schools had been demanding for such a provision, but the government was refusing to heed.

Education Minister Giriraj Mani Pokharel recently made a decision to allow the schools to collect the fees. Accordingly, the ministry issued a learning facilitation guideline, citing the schools can collect the fees as per the standard set by their respective local government.

Earlier, the ministry had barred the schools from collecting fees in the name of online education or distance learning.

The government has barred the schools from conducting face-to-face classes at least until September 17. Therefore, most of the private schools have started online classes, but they are apparently ineffective. Neither are they in access to all the students.

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