HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: A students’ delegation met President Ram Baran Yadav today and urged the latter to promulgate the Education Act Eighth Amendment Bill through an ordinance to sort out issues facing the education sector.
“In the absence of a new education act, the government has failed to provide free secondary level education to students of Grade I to Grade XII despite a Supreme Court order to this effect,” Himal Sharma, president of the Unified CPN-Maoist-aligned All Nepal National Independent Students’ Union-Revolutionary and head of the delegation, pointed.
“It also led the Teacher Service Commission to cancel vacancies for new teachers. Because of this, youth with teaching licence are wandering around looking for jobs,” he said.
On his part, President Yadav promised to bring the new education bill through an ordinance as long as it does not contradict with the existing law.
The ANNISU-R chief said they will press political leaders to bring the eighth amendment bill through an