The Kathmandu Metropolitan City has taken strict steps to make the scholarships for the poor, poor and target class students studying in institutional schools transparent and systematic.
The Kathmandu Metropolitan City has taken strict steps to make the scholarships for the poor, poor and target class students studying in institutional schools transparent and systematic. The Metropolitan Municipality has announced the list with names and addresses of 342 institutional schools that do not distribute scholarships and have not disclosed their details on Tuesday.
. The Metropolitan Municipality has announced through a public notice that the permission of the schools that do not submit the scholarship details within this June 28 will be canceled or action will be taken to some extent.
If the scholarship provided by the institutional school is organized and reaches the target group, it is certain that about 15 thousand students will benefit in the current academic session. Not only this, complaints have come to the Metropolitan Education Department that private schools are giving scholarships under the pressure of the Ward President.
It is arranged that the coordinator of the scholarship selection committee shall be the ward president or a member designated by the ward president. Because of this, Bechan Kapar, a former member of the selection committee and the president of the parents’ association Nepal Kathmandu, revealed that there is pressure from political party leaders and voters to give scholarships to their people.
According to Kapar, this time the Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Balendra (Balen) Sah, is trying to bring the institutional schools within the rules and regulations, and the target class students studying in the institutional schools within the metropolis are confident that they will get scholarships.
He said that the work done by Mayor Sah to make education quality, systematic and transparent to private schools is commendable. In the past, the district education officer and the head of the institutional school division were pressured to not provide scholarships. Now that pressure has fallen on the ward president, Kapar said, “When we protested, the ward president has been providing scholarships by giving priority to relatives and voters’ children, saying that he is an elected representative.
Institutional schools have been providing scholarships to the underachievers so far. This year Mayor Balen has tried to make the scholarship distribution transparent, which is a commendable step. This has created an environment for students of the target category to get scholarships.”From Citizen Daily.
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