Teachers demand govt attention

MADYAPUR THUIMI: Nepal Community Higher Secondary Teachers’ Union today handed over a letter of protest to Higher Secondary Education Board to be submitted to Education Minister and Prime Minster to draw government’s attention towards resolving the existing problems prevailing in the education sector, especially higher secondary education.

Talking to The Himalayan Times, Prahlad Raj Gautam, secretary of the NCHISTU said the number of educational institutions was increasing persistently with the growing number of students but the state had never taken an initiative to solve the problems seen in the sector.

Gautam said, “There are already 1,976 higher secondary schools throughout the country where more than six lakh students are studying but the government has failed to invest on the teachers and students.” He also alleged that due to lack of proper policies, an unhealthy competition had developed among the private educational institutions. “We have been protesting for last four years to curb such activities,” he added. “We have mentioned such irregularities in our protest letter,” he said.

He added that they would appeal to the members of Constituent Assembly to discuss the existing problems in the education sector in the CA meeting.