High court upholds Itahari’s dress code for private schools

Himal Press 20 Mar 2024
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High court upholds Itahari’s dress code for private schools

ITAHARI: The Biratnagar High Court has refused to issue an interim order on a series of instructions issued by Itahari Sub-metropolitan City to private schools operating in the city.

Issuing a notice on February 9, the Education Branch of the sub-metropolis made it mandatory for all schools across the sub-metropolis to have students wear a uniform dress code with Bhadgaunde cap for boys, while also prohibiting them from selling educational materials and charging admission fees more than once.

The Sunsari district chapter of the Private and Boarding Schools’ Association of Nepal (PABSON) had challenged the decisions taken by the sub-metropolis in the high court.

A division bench of High Court Judges Bipul Neupane and Kripasur Karki ruled there was no need to issue an interim order against the decision as demanded by the PABSON.

“Given that Schedule 8 of the Constitution of Nepal puts basic and secondary education under the sole jurisdiction of local units, and Section 102 of the Local Government Operation Act, 2017 grants local units the authority to enact laws on subjects within their jurisdictions, an interim order demanded by the plaintiffs cannot be issue,” the high court said in its order.

Published On: 20 Mar 2024

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