Call to end exploitation of pvt school teachers

Birgunj, December 15:

Spokesperson for the Ministry of Education and Sports Lava Prasad Tripathi said today the ministry has given instructions to the management committees of private schools to stop exploiting teachers and non-teaching staff there.

Speaking at a function to mark the first anniversary of the Private School Teachers’ Union (PSTU) here, Tripathi said the problems in the private schools would not be solved if the schools’ management committees did not implement the agreement reached between the Ministry and the union. He said that only a new framework of rules and regulations would end the problems in the private education sector and added that this would transpire soon.

Speaking on the occasion, central zone regional education director Sushil Pandey said action would be taken against those private schools’ management committees if the teachers and non-teaching staff there are not paid requisite salary and perks as fixed by the Education Ministry. Bali Ram Singh and Kedar Tiwari, DEOs of Bara and Parsa, complained of the non-cooperation of private schools’ management committees.

PSTU central president Ravi Nandan Singh said that the seven-point agreement reached between the ministry and the union in April was yet to be implemented.