Student unions write to lawmakers demanding amendment to Education Act

(From left) NSU’s Nain Singh Mahar, ANNFSU’s Nabina Lama and ANNISU-R’s Ranjit Tamang

Kathmandu, April 8

Leaders of three student unions on Sunday wrote a letter to all members of the Federal Parliament demanding that they take initiatives to make an amendment to the Education Act.

With the amendment, the unions want to remove the provision of 75 per cent fulfillment of vacant teachers’ positions through internal competition and allotment of only 25 per cent to new applicantss. The provision was inserted in the Act in the last (ninth) amendment by then Education Minister Gopal Man Shrestha.

CPN-UML’s AANFSU, Nepali Congress’ NSU and CPN-Maoist Centre’s ANNISU-R’s chairpersons Nabina Lama, Nain Singh Mahar and Ranjit Tamang jointly wrote the letter.

They have claimed that the provision deprived the children of their right to get educated from skilled and qualified teachers whereas around 700,000 youth who have already acquired teaching licence could not enjoy their right to employment.

Published on April 8th, Sunday, 2018 4:27 PM

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