HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KIRTIPUR: Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai today assured the public that the constitution would be promulgated within the stipulated time.
Addressing the Tribhuvan University Assembly in Kirtipur, Bhattarai stated that the major political parties were close to consensus on all of the contentious issues.
Nepal will get a new constitution by May 27, said Bhattarai.
“After the constitution drafting and the peace process is completed, we shall focus on financial prosperity and social transformation of the country,” added Bhattarai, who is also chancellor of TU.
Stating that the country would not be able to take strides without developing the education sector, he said, “It is not possible to build a prosperous Nepal without developing skilled human resources.”
The Prime Minister said that TU, the oldest university in the country, should play a prominent role in shaping the future of the nation.
“After the country adopts federalism, Tribhuvan University will be developed as a national university. I assure you that the university will get full support from the government.
He further said that although the state was responsible for providing free education to its people, it has not been able to do so due to financial constraints. “We will gradually make education free,” he assured.
“Providing education of low quality is more dangerous than not providing education at all,” he said.
Professor Hira Bahadur Maharjan, vice chancellor of TU, said discussions were under way to draft TU’s policy and programmes taking into account the changing context of the country.
Chandramani Paudel, registrar at TU, presented a Rs 6.7 billion budget for fiscal year 2068/69. Prof Guna Nidhi Neupane, rector, said TU was doing its bit to promote academic excellence.
The assembly also amended the TU Teacher Employees Service Policy, and TU Organisation and Education Administration Policy.