KATHMANDU, Jan. 30: The Education Ministry has initiated process to investigate into schools affiliated to Indian educational institutes following complaints stating these schools have taught textbooks having content on Indian nationality.
According to existing legal arrangement, one is nto allowed to operate schools being associated to any of the foreign educational institutes
The controversy flared up when the All Nepal Teachers´ Organization launched protest against the Lalitpur-based DAV Sushil Kediya Biswo Bharati Higher Secondary School for teaching texts of Social Studies in class 6 that contains Indian national anthem, national animal and explanation that Lord Buddha was born in India.
The controversy has come up to upper level of Nepali and Indian circles.
It is worth mentioning that the Indian Embassy has dispatched a letter to the Education Ministry and urged to make necessary coordination to grant official affiliation to four schools under Indian Educational Board, said Ministry´s co-spokesperson Dr Rojnath Pandey.
He added that preparations are being made to bring this proposal to the Council of Ministers in a bid to sideline the agenda.
As many as 14 educational institutes affiliated to Indian Board including Indian Central School, Modern Indian, Chandbag, Alok Vidhyashram, Roy School and others in Pokhara and Dharan are currently operational in Nepal