NUTA demands TU vacant posts filled

Kathmandu, June 2 :

A delegation of Nepal University Teachers’ Association (NUTA) today met the Minister for Education and Sports, Dr Mangal Siddhi Manandhar, and demanded the government immediately appoint a vice-chancellor, registrar and rector in the Tribhuvan University.

Professor Bhupati Dhakal ‘Kamal’, the president of NUTA, demanded the government fill the vacant positions at the earliest to end the current ‘chaos’ in the university.

The delegation told the minister that the government should seek the resignation of all political appointees in the Mahendra Sanskrit University, the Tribhuvan University Service Commission and other universities as per the sentiments of the Janaandolan II.

The delegates also told the minister that there is an urgent need to make improvements in the higher education system in the country.

Tribhuvan University VC Professor Govind Prasad Sharma and rector Professor Mahendra Singh had submitted their resignations on May 29, while Geeta Bhakta Joshi, the Registrar, had handed over his resignation on May 26.

The delegates also demanded that the ministry solve the problem regarding the seniority of the university teachers.

The education minister assured the professors that their grievances would be heard and their educational demands met at the earliest.