Teachers’ wish-list with minister

Kathmandu, November 17:

University teachers handed over a 16-point charter of demands to Education Minister Renu Yadav today.

The teachers, who are affiliated to the Nepal University Teachers’ Association (NUTA), informed the minister about problems facing universities and recommended ways to resolve them.

Among other things, the teachers are seeking reasonable hike in their salaries and construction of physical infrastructure in the campuses.

They are also calling on the government to take steps to improve quality of higher education and recognise the Kathmandu University chapter of the NUTA. The teachers said the government should solicit suggestions from the teachers while drafting policies governing universities. They also demanded that the government meet demands of all those

parties, which are demanding reforms in the education sector. The delegates also called for the appointment of registrar in the Purbanchal University (PU) and formation of Service Commissions in the PU and the Nepal Sanskrit University. The minister pledged to address the teachers’ concerns.