Kathmandu, Aug 16: The educational institutions across the country remained closed on the second day of the 'educational strike' called by CPN (Maoist) aligned All Nepal National Independent Students'
Union has posed a host of demands which include slashing
the current fees in private schools and increment of scholarship percentage
from the existing 10 per cent. With the strike continuing, educational
activities in community schools, private schools and majority of the campuses
with affiliation to universities have come to a halt.
"As per our announcement of the educational strike we have enforced the closure of the educational institutes to last until today, but if our demands are not addressed we will start phase-wise agitation," he warned.
Meanwhile, Children as Zone of Peace (CZP), National Campaign for Education (NCE-Nepal), Private and Boarding Schools' Organization Nepal (PABSON) among other educational associations have appealed to the government and the strike enforces to create an environment conducive to opening the schools reasoning that such strikes would infringe upon the concept of schools as zone of peace and curtail students' right to education.