Nepal | January 18, 2020

Temporary teachers continue protests

Rastriya Samachar Samiti

KATHMANDU: Temporary school teachers who have long been demanding permanent status through internal competition continued their Capital-based protests for the second day today.

The Temporary Teachers’ Struggle Committee staged a sit-in in front of the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar, demanding that temporary teachers be allowed to sit for internal competition for permanent posts and those who failed to get permanent status through that process be provided monetary benefits.

The Committee has also sought medical allowance and payments to those temporary teachers retired due to age limit (completing 60 years).

Committee President Nirendra Kunwar stressed the need of revising the Education Act (eighth amendment) as according to him it has failed to address the demands of temporary teachers.

The Committee has been hitting the streets since Tuesday, accusing the government of turning deaf ears to its demands for a long time.

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