Students, teachers protest plan to shift TC college

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, June 29:

The seven students’ unions affiliated to different political parties and the Nepal University Teachers’ Association (TUTA) have opposed Tribhuvan University vice-chancellor Dr Govinda Prasad Sharma’s recent remark that he intends to shift Tri-Chandra College to Chobhar.

“We strongly condemn the remark and will protest if such a decision has really been made,” Professor Dr Bhupati Dhakal, president of NUTA, said. He warned that relocating the oldest college of the country would mean ruining educational, historical as well as archaeological property of the country.

Saroj Thapa, president of the Tri-Chandra College Free Students’ Union, said the seven students’ unions will launch a signature campaign in the college against the VC’s remark and would hand over it to the VC’s office later in the day.

In a press release, Thapa said that the relocation plan had come at a time when the students and teachers were about to demand from the concerned authorities compensation Kathmandu Metropolitan City had agreed to provide to the college some two years back. The KMC agreed to provide the compensation after it failed to demolish some buildings in the college premises owing to students’ protests.