Student unions warns of stern protest if TU impose Semester system in constituent campuses


Himalayan News Service

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Student unions aligned to different political parties warned of stern protest against Tribhuvan University (TU), if it does not open admission for the annual system for the Master’s level by tomorrow and imposes the semester system in colleges in the valley.

On January 8, various student unions including Nepal Student Union (NSU), All Nepal National Free  Student Union (ANNFSU), ANNFSU-Revolutionary and others had reached an understanding to postpone the semester system in campuses in the valley from this year and start distribution of admission forms for the annual system from today.

TU, however, failed to issue circular to its constituent campuses in this regard till today evening.

Student unions today said that they could padlock the office of Vice Chancellor (VC) of TU if it tried to impose its decision despite unions’ disagreement with regard to expanding the semester system in campuses of the valley for this year.

UP lamichhane, spokesperson, NSU, today said that TU was supposed to open admission form for the annual system from today, but due to vested interest of some officials, it is still trying to impose the semester system.

He strictly warned of protest if TU stepped back from its own promise to open admission for the annual system.

“we are going to padlock the office of the VC and stage other protest prgrammes if TU tries to ompose the semester system, he said”.

He stated that they are going to meet the officials tomorrow for a final decision.

TU had implemented the semester system in its central campuses from the last academic session and was in the process of expanding it to campuses in the valley from the new academic session that begins by the end of January.

The student unions had, however, opposed the TU decision stating lack of preparation, curriculum and trained teachers to implement the semester system in campuses in the valley.

Prof Dev Raj Adhikari, acting registrar and Dean, Faculty of Management, said they were going to hold a meeting tomorrow and come up with a decision on the semester system.

Student unions have been halting distribution of semester system admission forms in various campuses in the valley for the past few weeks.