Classes in private schools, private colleges under the Tribhuvan University and the Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) were totally disrupted on Friday due to the school-closure called by All Nepal National Independent Students Union (Revolutionary), the student wing of the CPN-Maoist.
The student union called for the strike, demanding adjustment of fees.
There was an agreement to adjust the fees hiked by education institutions on May 21 for Fiscal Year 2013/14, in deference with the demand of the union and the Supreme Court’s order, but the agreement was not followed and hence the decision to close the educational institutions, ANNISU (R) General Secretary Ratna Dhakal said.
The Supreme Court had twice issued injunction not to enforce the increase in the tuition fees.
ANNISU (R) carried out a series of protest programmes from September 3 demanding implementation of all the agreements reached between the student union and the educational institutions. In this connection, the student union locked the accounts sections of some 300 educational institutions throughout the country on September 16.
The exams which were to be conducted on Friday under the quarterly examinations schedule at these institutions were deferred due to the protest.