The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has said its attention has been drawn towards the programme carried out by political parties and their sister organisations in some schools within the KMC.
The KMC directed such political parties and their sister organisations not to organise political activities in schools onwards as the KMC Education Department has received complaints with evidence that political parties and their sister organisations held programmes in schools against existing Education Act and Regulations.
KMC Education Officer Sitaram Koirala said the KMC would monitor the schools based on the complaints and it has made preparation to take departmental action to principal of such schools if political activities were found carried out there.
Similarly, 'Book Free Friday' programme is going to be launched in all community schools from this academic session. The KMC has asked all the community schools to mandatorily run the programme.
As per the programme, students will go to school on regular time on every Friday without carrying bags and return home after participating in extracurricular activities and practical knowledge, added Koirala.
The KMC has already distributed Rs 100,000 budget to every secondary school for the same and preparation has been made to increase the budget up to Rs 200,000 next year.
Likewise, the KMC has set a plan to expand the programme at private schools from next year. There are 89 community schools and 540 private schools within KMC.