This finally brought PABSON
(Private and Boarding School Organisations of Nepal) to draft an 11-point code of conduct, implemented from January 2003 onwards, which was to reduce fees between 10% (for monthly fees below 500 NRs) and 25% (for fees above 2,000 NRs; ibid.
Senior advisor of PABSON
Umesh Shrestha stressed that laws relating to school fees needs modification.
President of PABSON
, Rajesh Khadka said the schools were shut down in view of the security of the students and the school properties.
has claimed that it increased fees by 15 to 35 percent while N-PABSON
said it was ready to review the current fees under a scientific study plan.
and National Private and Boarding Schools' Organisation of Nepal (N-PABSON
) asked the agitating group to call off the indefinite closure.
We will inspect the schools and the buses on Saturday and if the vandalism is proved we will ask the ANNISU-R to bear the losses," said Bijay Sambahamphe, General Secretary of PABSON