Teachers, staffers directed to return


Himalayan News Service

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The Ministry of Education today issued a directive to the Department of Education, Regional Education Directorates and other line agencies to see to it that staffers and teachers return to their original postings.

The move comes as numerous government school staffers and teachers, who were assigned to remote areas, are working in district headquarters and urban areas on temporary contract, citing various reasons such as security.

“We have already sent a circular to the DoE and other line agencies such as Curriculum Development Centre, Non-formal Education Centre and Office of Controller of Examinations to recall those staffers who have been not been performing assigned duties,” said Rose Nath Pande, deputy spokesperson for the ministry.

Pande said the Education Ministry did not have accurate figures on staff and teachers who had been absent from their original postings. “It will take us some time to gather information about such staffers,” he added.

Meanwhile, the ministry today said it sent a report to the PM’s office about progress on getting teachers to return to their postings and other education-related issues, as demanded by Prime Minister Babu Ram Bhattarai.

(Source: The Himalayantimes)