ITAHARI: Itahari Sub-metropolitan city is set to implement a standardized uniform across all schools from the next academic session.
The Municipal Education Committee has decided to have a common uniform for students of all the schools in the sub-metropolis, Itahari Mayor Hem Karna Poudel said. “Students attending both private and community schools in Itahari will wear common uniform from the next academic session,” Paudel said.
There are a total of 170 schools – 134 private and 36 community – in the sub-metropolis.
“From the next academic session, all 63,526 students across these schools will don the same uniform,” Paudel added.
He added that a decision has been taken to replace ties with Bhadgaunle caps as part of the school uniform. “Once the decision comes into implementation, students of Itahari Sub-metropolitan City schools can be identified solely by their uniform,” he added.
Poudel said the decision also aims to curb private schools from selling different uniforms at exorbitant prices. “Additionally, we have mandated that elected representatives and sub-metropolis staff enroll their children in community schools,” Paudel added. “Schools are also prohibited from selling books and stationery items.”
Mayor Paudel also said that schools will no longer be permitted to levy admission fees annually. “Admission fees can only be charged on the year students are first admitted,” he added.