Teachers to work on Saturday


Himalayan News Service

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KATHMANDU: School teachers affiliated to Nepal Education Republic Forum and Teachers Union of Nepal are all set to run classes next Saturday (February 25) and shut down schools the next day to press the government to address their demands.

Agitated teachers have been demanding that temporary teachers be granted permanent status and teachers be given appointment letters and paid on par with their government school counterparts. They are also calling for implementation of past commitments.

“We will run classes on February 25 and shut down schools the next day to stage a rally at Shantibatika, Kathmandu, and in the district headquarters of 72 districts,” said Dinesh Thapa, treasurer at NERF. He said they were going to continue with the protest rallies until March 2.

“We will not shut schools on other days, but teachers will participate in rallies daily till March 2,” he said. The teachers are scheduled to hold talks with PABSON, NPABSAN, chief whips of political parties and Constituent Assembly members next week on their demands.

(Source: The Himalayantimes)