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Memo Submitted By Student Unions To PM Calling For Withdrawal Of Fee Hike

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Kathmandu, June 14: A memorandum calling for withdrawing the hike in the school fees and waiving the fees for the period the schools remained closed after the April 25 earthquake was handed over by thirteen different students unions to Prime Minister Sushil Koirala today.

PM Koirala receiving the memorandum at his official residence at Baluwatar,said he would issue directives to the Education Minister Chitra Lekha Yadav in the meeting of the Council of Ministers scheduled for later today to withdraw the decision made by the private schools to hike the tuition fees and to write off the fees for the period the schools remained closed after the earthquake.

Similarly, on the occasion Prime Minister Koirala urged student leaders to withdraw the programmes of protest they have announced to press for their demands and also suggested student leaders to also inform the other political party leaders of their demands.

PM Koirala stressed on the need of unity among all sides to overcome the adversity brought about by the natural disaster in the meeting with the student leaders while receiving the memo, according to UP Lamichhane, the spokesman of Nepal Students Union.

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