TU teachers protest education bill plan

2014-04-05

Himalayan News Service

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KATHMANDU: Tribhuvan University (TU) professors today expressed their reservation against the Higher Education bill, which is meant to regulate all educational institutions. Speaking at a programme organised by Tribhuvan University Teachers Association (TUTA), they said the proposed bill should be withdrawn from Parliament.

Guna Nidhi Neupane, president of Democrats Professors Association (DPA), said the government’s attempt to regulate all universities through a single act was destined to fail.

“Universities have varying needs and objectives. A single law can not regulate all of them.” He called on the government to withdraw the bill and include separate provisions for different universities.

Yam Chandra Nepal, president of TUTA Padma Kanya Unit, said the bill was unacceptable to academia.

He said, “The proposed bill does not recognise the legacy of country’s oldest university. TU has been treated on a par with other universities.” Other professors, who spoke at the programme, also echoed Nepal.

(Source: The Himalayantimes)