Panel to look into teachers’ problems

Kathmandu, November 7:

The Education Ministry today formed a seven-member probe committee headed by director of the Department of Education to look into the problems of temporary teachers of community schools who were hired under private resources. Ram Prasad Basyal, under-secretary at the ministry, said the committee will submit its report in three weeks.

One representative of the Teachers’ Service Commission, two representatives of temporary teachers (private resources), a representative from the Ministry of Finance and two representatives from teachers’ uni-on will work as members.

There are around 40,000 temporary teachers under private payroll. The government provides quota for two teachers who get all the facilities as per the government rules, but the teachers appointed under private resources are deprived of such facilities. The temporary teachers under private resources today organised a sit-in in front of the Education Ministry, demanding additional teachers’ quota for community schools.