The Department of Education on Sunday decided to monitor institutional schools across the country at random soon.
A meeting of Fee Management and Monitoring Central Committee (FMMCC) — a high level committee under the coordination of Director General of DoE — today decided to monitor private schools to inspect their infrastructure, fee structure, teachers’ salary and many other things.
Suprabhat Bhandari, president, Guardians Association Nepal (GAN), who is also a member of FMMCC, said the monitoring will be carried out in districts and Kathmandu Valley simultaneously after forming separate teams.
He said, “The members of FMMCC will monitor schools in the Valley while the District Fee Management and Monitoring Committees under the leadership of District Education Officers will monitor schools in the respective districts.”
He informed that representatives from student unions will also be accompanying the government monitoring teams. According to Bhandari, school monitoring and revision of school fees was one of the 10-point agreements reached between the student unions and Ministry of Education officials.
“The monitoring teams are likely to visit schools by this week,” he said adding, “The government team will be visiting 20 institutional schools in the valley in the first phase.”
DoE is also forming a technical committee to review the fee hiked by private schools and to suggest ways to determine the fee in a scientific way as per the student unions’ demand.