Teachers resign as DEOs tighten certificate probe


Himalayan News Service

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Number of teachers resigning from their jobs has increased in the Far-Western region after the District Education Offices (DEOs) started probing their academic certificates.

The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority had directed the DEOs of the Far-Western region to submit academic certificates of on-duty teachers working in various schools.

Following the directive, the Offices started investigation asking all the teachers to submit original academic certificates.

It has been learnt that altogether 44 teachers have resigned en masse in the Far-Western region so far.

Teachers have shown health condtion and domestic problems behind their resignations.

As many as 12 teachers have resigned from Achham, nine from Kailali, seven from Baitadi, six from Bajhang, three each from Doti and Dadeldhura and four from Kanchanpur.

Almost all the teachers who resigned from their jobs were primary teachers.

According to Bajura District Education Officer Ramesh Prasad Paudel, none of the teachers in the district has submitted their academic certificates so far.

Similarly, Inspector Narad Prasad Joshi of the District Education Office, Darchula said that number of teachers submitting their academic certificates has increased in the district of late.

Bajhang District Officer Motilal Sharma said that two teachers are on the run in after the DEO started investigation into fake certificates.

Source; News by: Tekendra Deuba; this news was published in The Himalayan Times on December, 21, 2014