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Talks between MoE, student unions end inconclusive

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KATHMANDU — The meeting between the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the 13 different student unions regarding consultations on monitoring of the fees charged by the private schools ended inconclusively.

The meeting failed to reach a conclusion after the ministry couldn’t fulfill the unions’ demands. The student unions are calling for fulfillment of the 10-point agreement that the ministry signed with them last year.

Spokesman of the Nepal Students Union, one of the constituents of the alliance of 13 student unions, UP Lamichhane said that the meeting ended without any decision as their demands went unheeded.

“We asked the ministry to carry out monitoring of the fees increased by the private schools while demanding the implementation of the 10-point agreement. However, the ministry officials said that monitoring was not immediately possible and it could be done after some days with the formation of a mechanism for that purpose, which we did not agree to,” Lamichhane said.

The Ministry of Education had urged the student unions to stop their monitoring forthwith.

Education Ministry Spokesman, Dr Hari Lamsal said talks would be held with the student unions again tomorrow and a monitoring committee including the student union representatives would be formed.

The student unions have continued their monitoring of the fees charged by the private schools today also after the talks with the Ministry failed.

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Govt to present its policies and programmes Monday

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KATHMANDU — The government is preparing to present its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 at the Federal Parliament on Monday.

According to Joint Spokesperson at the Federal Parliament Secretariat Keshav Aryal, all preparations are over for the release of the government policies and programs to be made by the President Bidya Devi Bhandari from New Baneshwor-based Federal Parliament Building at 4:00 pm Monday.

President Bhandari would unveil the government policies and programs for the first time in the joint meeting of the Federal Parliament after the promulgation of the new constitution.

As per the constitution, the President can address any of the House meeting or the joint meeting of the Federal Parliaments and summon the lawmakers for their presence.

Vice President, top leaders of different political parties, high-ranking government officials, chiefs of the constitutional bodies, chiefs of the security bodies and chiefs of the diplomatic missions in Nepal are invited for the program.

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