Incident Reports

NSU-Jhapa padlocks Balanikunj School for charging hefty fee for character certificate


Province 1, Jhapa, Shivasataxi, Ward 10

NSU Jhapa padlocked the administration of Balanikunj Secondary School in Shivasatakshi Municipality-10 on November 10 for demanding a hefty fee of Rs. 4000 from student Arjun Upreti for a character certificate and marksheet to be given after passing the SEE examination. 

According to vice-president of NSU, they warned the school to take the fee charged for the certificate as prescribed by the government, otherwise, they would start a protest. The government should provide education in community schools free of charge. He also urged the parents and students to immediately inform if any school in the district is known to have charged fees in such an arbitrary manner.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Other economic issues
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Nepali Congress and affiliated org
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Education sector/teachers (private and public)
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media