Quality of education at community schools across Morang district has degraded with teachers' active involvement in politics.
As per sources, as many as 227 teachers are currently at the district-level leadership of teachers' unions affiliated to various political parties in Morang.
Nepal Teachers Federation, Morang has a 31-member working committee led by Damodar Sigdel. It has 10 teachers as central representatives, including six from Nepali-Congress-aligned Nepal Teachers' Association and four from CPN-UML aligned Nepal National Teachers' Organisation. The federation of late is preparing to form local level committees as well.
UML-aligned Nepal National Teachers' Organisation separately has a 37-member district working committee.
According to the organisation's secretary Mahesh Kumar Gautam, the district working committee is due to be expanded to a 42-member body soon. The organisation has five central representatives.
Likewise, Nepali Congress-aligned teachers' association has an 18-member working committee. “While nine of them are central representatives, eight others are provincial representatives,” said the association's deputy secretary Arabindra Yadav.
CPN-MC-aligned All Nepal Teachers' Organisation has a 39-member working committee, and three central representatives. Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal also has a teachers' organisation aligned to it that has a 25-member working committee.
Meanwhile, Social Development Minister Jivan Ghimire has pledged action against the teachers who actively involved in politics.