Now, a teacher’s organization called School Teachers Union (ISTU) could virtually paralyze the private schools today by calling a strike. The teachers belonging to ISTU stated that they felt that private schools were like commercialization of education in
Private and Boarding School Association of Nepal (PABSON) does not share the same view with ISTU members. However, the member schools of PABSON have now even a more important problem to be worried about. Recently, Nepalese government imposed 5% education tax on all private schools. They have declared that they would not pay this tax. Finance minister Baburam Bhattarai is not amused with this kind of statement from PABSON. He has threatened to take stern action against any school that would not pay this tax.
Primary education is free in
The supporters of private school system argue that private school can bring quality education for many children. In fact, almost one third of schools of
There is some element of truth against the allegation of commercialization of education. Since the tuition fees are high, the owners can enjoy handsome profit. In fact, for some school owners, profit comes first and then they think of giving quality education to the students.
I have discussed both sides of issue. It is up to you to reach to your own conclusion. I just wish that a debate takes place in Nepalese media about the education system. It is the experts who should debate and discuss and help the government to formulate an educational policy in
(This entry was originally published in this blog on March 2009 and it is written on the context of that time.)