KATHMANDU: Demanding permanent appointment for the temporary teachers and teachers under the relief quota, the respective organisations have announced a week-long protest programme today.
Dinesh Thapa, general secretary of Temporary Teachers Protest Central Committee said that their earlier protest did not draw attention of the government. "So a more stern protest programme would be announced for coming days," he said. "We will be padlocking the District Education Offices (DEO) throughout the country on December 3,” he added. He further said that they would be organising a mass rally from Shanti Batika, followed by a sit in in front of the Ministry of Education on December 6.
Similarly, Nepal Relief Teachers Central Struggle Committee (NRTCSC) also announced another protest programme. Earlier, NRTCSC had submitted a15-day ultimatum to MoE to fulfill their two-point demand. According to Manoj Acharya, secretary NRTCSC Kathmandu district committee said they would submit memorandum to all the DEOs nationwide. "All the relief teachers will tie black band on their hands on December 3 and 4 and will halt works on December 7."
He further said that they would stage a sit-in in front of all DEOs on December 14. A massive gathering of relief teachers will be held in Kathmandu on December 1. They also warned of severe protest if the authorities did not address their demands immediately.