The government has brought students learning facilitation directives paving the way for the private schools conducting online classes to charge fees.
The schools, however, must seek permission from the local level to charge fees, according to the directives issued by the Education Ministry. "The fees that the schools can charge will be in accordance to the prevailing laws and that approved by the local level," the directives state.
Private schools have been teaching online during the COVID-19 pandemic but they had not been allowed to start admission for new academic session. The government had earlier said that admission can start at the start of September but academic programs have been shut down until mid-September now.
The government had said teaching would start through alternative means from mid-June and private and some government schools had started online classes. The private schools had then urged guardians to pay fees but the ministry had instructed them to not charge fees.
Private and Boarding School's Organization Nepal (PABSON) and National-PABSON (N-PABSON) had opposed that.
The government has now made policy arrangements to allow the schools to charge fees for online classes.
Published Date: Thursday, Bhadra 25, 2077, 15:03:00