Minister calls agitating university teachers for talks


Himalayan News Service

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Minister for Education, Ganga Lal Tuladhar has called the protesting university teachers' associations to talks.

At a press meet today, Minister Tuladhar urged the organisations of the university teachers concerned to come for talks. The university teachers’ organisations have padlocked various universities following the appointment of the Vice-Chancellors a week back.

Democratic University Teachers' Association and Nepal National University Teachers' Organization have padlocked the university offices reasoning that the appointments of Vice-Chancellors to different universities was against the agreement.

In order to end impunity in the education sector, Minister Tuladhar announced the launching of the National Inspection Campaign 2011 from tomorrow.

He informed media that guidelines would be prepared for the implementation of the school as peace zone, promoting the National Centre for Educational Resources as educational information centre and holding an all side conference on August 26 for education reforms and all schools buses would be painted in orange colour for easing their movement.

Similarly, he said the Ministry has managed to appoint principal in Budhanilakantha School through open competition as per the directives of the parliamentary committee for boosting up quality and fairness.

'Copy of original' would be used instead of 'duplicate' in the SLC certificates which will be provided from all the five development regions.

The amendment bill on the Education Act now under consideration of the Council of Ministers will be taken action upon.

Moreover, he said temporary teachers' struggle central committee and the Education Ministry would sit for talks on August 19.

(Source: The Himalayantimes)