BHAKTAPUR: Student unions and the owners of the colleges affiliated to the Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) on Wednesday urged the later to open admission at intermediate level in technical subjects.
Due to a delay in announcement of admission by the CTEVT, more than 500 private institutions affiliated with CTEVT have not been able to take in students for this academic year.
According to rules, the CTEVT is supposed to issue admission forms in various subjects for the various colleges in the country within a few days of the publication of SLC results, which did not happen this time around.
Following the delay, Forum for Health and Technical Science, an umbrella organization of private colleges affiliated under CTEVT announced admission open on July 14.
Students have allegedly attributed the delay in admission is to corrupt administration at CTEVT.
The students unions have urged the CTEVT to open admission at intermediate level in those colleges meeting criteria.
They also demanded an action against those who had evaded the rules and regulations of CTEVT while getting its affiliation.
Ram Kumari Jhakri, president of All Nepal National Free Students Union said, “The technical education should be cheapest in Nepal but due to the corruption, it had become very expensive for the middle class and the lower class people.”
She further said, “If the nursing colleges were not fulfilling the minimum criteria, CTEVT should halt admission only in those colleges but it had been halting admission in all colleges which is not fair.”
Meanwhile, Jai Bahadur Tandon, member secretary, CTEVT said that they were investigating the college that were evading the rules.