Kathmandu, July 10
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli warned of stern action against erring officials of Tribhuvan University. Addressing the academic assembly during the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the university, PM Oli said TU officials involved in anomalies and irregularities would be punished.
“Erring officials will be punished and diligent employees will be rewarded,” said PM Oli.
He also ensured that the education system of the country would be made competitive. Addressing the assembly, PM Oli requested universities in the country to generate skilled manpower for its development.
Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Giriraj Mani Pokhrel alerted the TU officials not to tarnish TU’s image with deviant behaviour.
TU Vice-chancellor Prof Tirtha Raj Khaniya highlighting the plans and policies of the institution said he was committed to improving the quality of TU education system.
Meanwhile, pictures of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli walking on the red carpet placed on TU’s muddy ground towards the venue, drew widespread criticism against the management of the university.
Many people took the moment as an opportunity to vent their ire towards PM’s previous statement in which he had claimed that Kathmandu was free of muddy and dusty roads.
PM Oli had to walk on the muddy path littered by different construction materials like wooden boards and bricks.
PM Oli was accompanied by Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokhrel and TU’s Vice-chancellor Tirtha Raj Khaniya when headed for the inauguration of VC’s new office building on TU premises.
The country’s oldest and largest university has been drawing flak for its poor infrastructure and dismal academic performance.
A version of this article appears in print on July 11, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.