Kathmandu, September 3
The Ministry of Education today invited the agitating teachers for talks but the latter refused, stating they will not sit for talks until education minister Chitralekha Yadav tenders her resignation.
The teachers associated with Confederation of Nepalese Teachers– an umbrella organisation of various organisations of teachers –has been staging protest since long demanding implementation of past agreements and resignation of education minister.
MoE Spokesperson Dr Hari Lamsal said they have called the agitating teachers for talks on September 5. “We have already informed them through email and telephone calls while a formal letter will be sent to them tomorrow.”
Hom Kumar Thapa, president, Nepal Institutional Schools Teachers’ Union-a member organisation of CNT today said they have not yet received any formal letter from MoE.
“We are not in the position to hold talks as one of our demands is the resignation of education minister.”
The agitating teachers have also decided to boycott formal events to be organised by MoE on the occasion of International Literacy Day and National Education Day on September 8.
A version of this article appears in print on September 04, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.