NUTA seeks academic freedom
Himalayan News Service
Kathmandu, May 12:
Nepal University Teachers’ Association (NUTA) has demanded that the government remove security forces from campus premises, ensure academic freedom, release all teachers and political activists illegally detained and respect press freedom during a workshop on ‘Present national context and academic freedom’ organised here today.
Various speakers admitted that the common agenda put forward by the alliance of seven political parties is indeed a positive step and should be carried out effectively.
The speakers at the workshop also emphasised that all the political parties should unite and fight for their rights.
Professors and lecturers from Padma Kanya Campus, Shankerdev Campus, Ratna Rajya Campus, Nepal Law Campus, Bishwabhasa Campus and Kathmandu Education Campus had taken part.
The Nepal University Teachers’ Association has been organising a series of workshops on ‘Present national context and academic freedom’ at various Valley campuses since Tuesday.