JAJARKOT, Feb 6: Suraj Nepali's dream to sit for the Secondary Education Examination (SEE) is shattered for this year. Next year, he will try his luck once again. It is not because he was not prepared for the papers. A student of Tribhuvan Secondary School of Khalanga, he actually couldn't make it to the 10th grade even after getting through the 9th grade as he could not pay the admission fees of Rs 930 on time.
BIRENDRANAGAR, Sept 21: There is a school in front of the house of 10-year-old Samjhana Sunar in Khatigaira village of Dailekh. She keenly watches children go to the school and return back every day. When they play in the ground, she also feels the thrill. But attending the school is a distant dream for her.
For long, Baisakh has become a cruel month for parents who want to admit their children in schools for new academic session. Monthly and admission fees scare them off. Some schools in Kathmandu and out of the valley are charging exorbitantly high amount—as much as Rs 40,000 per month in monthly fees.
KATHMANDU, April 1: While confusion persists over who regulates school fees under the federal setup, private schools across the country have exorbitantly hiked tuition and other fees for the new academic session, which begins from mid-April.