New code of conduct

KATHMANDU: A three-day seminar of the representatives of Nepal Teachers’ Association (NTA), Nepal National Teachers’ Association and Educational International amended the teachers’ code of conduct. The three-day programme was held beginning October 4, on the occasion of the World Teachers’ Day. Mohan Gwayali, president, NTA, said, “Though the teachers’ code of conduct was prepared earlier too, it could not be implemented.” Schools as peace zone, banning corporal punishment, making children the centre of all activities within school, among others, are included in the amendment. — HNS

Honour for teacher

KATHMANDU: The sixth Asia-Pacific regional conference of the Educational International (EI) elected Indira Sapkota — vice president of Nepal Teachers Association — as one

of the 17 members of its regional committee for the next four-year term. She is the first Nepali woman to be elected in the regional body. The conference was held in Bangkok from September 28 to 30. — HNS