Another chance for temporary teachers

Kathmandu, September 14 :

The government is providing one more chance to the temporary school teachers who have been working since 2004 to apply for permanent posts to be opened by the Teachers’ Service Commission.

A recent Cabinet meeting endorsed a decision to provide a chance to the temporary teachers who are in the service since 2004 till the enactment of the Nepal Act regarding some amendments in the education sector.

The Cabinet endorsed six acts — Education Act, Scholarship Act, Council of Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) Act, Sports Act, Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB) Act and Nepal Scouts Act under the Nepal Act.

The Cabinet meeting also decided that the Prime Minister will be the patron of the Nepal Scouts, which was already led by the king and queen.

Laba Prasad Tripathee, spokesperson at the Education Ministry, said after the enactment of these Acts, the problems of temporary teachers would be solved.

Besides, poor and deserving candidates will benefit from the new provision of 10 per cent scholarship in private schools, Tripathee said.

The Cabinet also decided to have the post of executive director in both the Council of Technical Education and Vocational Training and HSEB.

The education ordinance brought six months ago had removed the post of vice- president from both the organisations and the post of member-secretary was changed to executive director that came into effect from January 30.

As per the new provision, education secretary will head as the chairman of the executive council of both the organisations and the education minister will work as the chairman of the Academic Council.