TU gets two-day ultimatum to address demands

KATHMANDU: Free Students’ Union today gave a two-day ultimatum to the Office of the Controller of Examinations, Tribhuvan University, to fulfill their three-point demand that includes ending all kinds of irregularities in examination system.

Shuva Ram Basnet, FSU president, Shanker Dev Campus, said, “We have seen plenty of irregularities in examination system in TU in the past few days. We have also taken note of prolonging the PCL intake row and the scrapping of 20 per cent internal assessment in masters’ levels.”

“Student unions and FSU presidents in 28 Valley colleges have decided to protest if the demands are not met,” he added. “We have sought an end to promoting private colleges. We also demand that TU run the intermediate level programme until the government fully incorporates plus two in secondary education and that the portion for internal assessment be made 40 per cent.”

In the failure to address the demands, the FSUs have threatened to padlock the offices of Vice Chancellor, registrar, deans and OCE. For the same cause, All Nepal National Independent Students’ Union-Revolutionary has been staging a relay hunger strike since Sunday at all TU campuses that are running PCL.

The unions have also announced to distribute admission forms by themselves if the campuses did not do so. Some unions are said to have discussed the issue with some campus chiefs.