Govt likely to fulfill teachers’ demands

Kathmandu, September 1 :

The Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) today stated that it is seriously considering fulfiling the demands of temporary teachers and make them permanent. “There is a need to make some amendments in the Education Act. The act cannot be amended unless the ordinance to amend Nepal Act is passed,” said Laba Prasad Tripathee, the spoke-sperson for the Education Ministry. The Education Act and regulation is closely linked with the Nepal Act.

“The ordinance to amend the Nepal Act 2006 has already been forwarded to the Cabinet. As such the government is very serious about addressing the temporary teachers’ demand of making them permanent,” Tripathee said.

“All problems will be solved through dialogue and the ministry is holding dialogues with the Nepal Teachers’ Union regarding the teachers’ demands,” he added.

The government has also requested all the teachers to perform their duties responsibly as the ministry is serious about solving their problems. The Education Ministry has already written a letter to the Finance Ministry requesting it to release the dearness allowance amount for the teachers. The Finance Ministry has said it would release the amount before Dashain, according to Tripathee.