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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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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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