Tribhuvan University (TU) is all set to hold Free Student Union (FSU) polls soon after a special meeting held today cleared most of the hurdles that were holding up the elections, with an amendment to the FSU regulations. The meeting was chaired by Khil Raj Regmi, chairperson of the interim election council as chancellor.
Madhav Ghimire, education minister and TU Pro-chancellor, Vice-chancellor Prof Hira Maharjan, and other TU officials and assembly members from different organisations including three major student unions had participated in the meeting today.
Decision of the Special Assembly of Tribhuvan University
Though the amendment proposal did not see a unanimous approval, chairpersons of the three big student unions welcomed the decision.Student unions have declared they will not use pamphlets, posters and paintings in their campaign.
The tenure of FSU had expired on March 20, 2011. According to FSU regulations, FSU polls should be held every year, but TU had extended the tenure twice, for six months each, but still the students could not reach a consensus on the electoral system. Finally, after a year’s homework done by TU and student unions, the electoral system and other hindrances were cleared through the special meeting of TU assembly.
Tribhuvan University officials have already said that FSU election will be held within mid-May. The exact date of which will be announced by Tribhuvan University Executive council.