The agitating teacher s and officials at the Pokhara University (PU) have vandalise d the university’s central office in Pokhara on Sunday. The contract teacher s have been agitating against the university saying that they had been removed from the post without prior notice.
Recently, a meeting of the PU Executive Council had decided to remove 95 contract teacher s and six other university officials.
The protestors vandalise d the office of Vice-chancellor, Registrar and Dean, following which security personnel were deployed in large numbers to contain the situation. Associate Professor Yograj Lamichhane said that they were protesting against the decision to remove teacher s and officials who had been working at the university for the past 1-7 years.
Vice-chancellor Khagendra Bhattarai, however, informed that the contract teacher s had not been removed, adding that the university was just looking to settle the procedure. He further added that he did not have concrete knowledge about the situation in PU as he was in Kathmandu.