KATHMANDU: Education Minister Dinanath Sharma warned to take action against the teachers if they obstructed the Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB) exams.
Speaking at a media interaction organised here in the Capital on the eve of Plus Two exams on Saturday, Minister Sharma said that the teachers would lose their job if they became irresponsible and boycotted the exams. The Plus Two exams are scheduled to start across the country from tomorrow.
According to Sharma, the exams would be conducted at any cost. “I have already directed the District Administration Offices, District Education Officers and security bodies to conduct the exams,” he said. Nepal Community Higher Secondary Teachers Union (NCHSTU) had warned yesterday that it would boycott the exams across the country in protest of HSEB’s failure to address its concerns, including creation of posts, adequate facilities and services to veteran higher secondary teachers.
The government and Higher Secondary Schools Teachers Association Nepal (HISTAN) had signed an agreement to create posts for teachers in more than 2,500 community Plus-Two colleges. However, the NCHSTU expressed dissatisfaction over the agreement and decided to continue the protests.
NCHSTU has called its members not to work as superintendents and invigilators for upcoming examinations.
Community higher secondary school teachers comprise around 60 per cent of total teachers working at the plus-two level.