ANNISU-R strike – Day 1 : Colleges remain shut

All Nepal National Independent Students’ Union-Revolutionary (ANNISU-R) called for educational strike against the trend of giving foreign names to Plus-Two colleges and exorbitant fee structures.

Sarad Rasaili of ANNISU-R said, “We are going to interact with proprietors of private academic institutions, remove hoarding boards and urge them to change the names for two days from today,” adding, “Then we will resort to education strike nationwide.”

He said there were many irregularities in the education sector, so they had drawn the attention of the Ministry of Education through a five-point demand to the ministry on May 8.

Likewise they had submitted 24-hour ultimatum to Higher Secondary Education Board with seven point demand to the office on July 13.

“When HSEB failed to meet the demand, we started to protest,” he said.

Earlier, this week ANNISU-R cadres burnt the hoarding boards of a few Plus-two colleges stating that such hoarding boards were unnecessary investment in advertisement. Likewise, they also vandalised computers of a few Plus-two colleges and burnt a school bus belonging to Rato Bangala School during their campaign.

He also warned the concerned of stern action in future if their demands were not met by next Monday.

This has caused a riot among +2 institutions and HSEB on what actions should be taken next.

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