Campus teachers skip classes to invigilate HSEB examinees

Nepalgunj, May 6:

Classes at the Mahendra Multiple Campus are being hampered after most of the teachers here opted to work as invigilators in the ongoing examination of the Higher Secondary Examination Board.

Some 25 teachers, both part-time and full timers, have been working as invigilators in the ongoing HSEB examinations that began on May 2, disrupting regular classes and affecting some 4,000 students in the campus, said chairman of the campus unit Free Students’ Union Pushpa Raj Sharma.

“Students are angry over the disruption and the teachers should be condemned for such irresponsible behaviour,” he said.

He accused the campus administration of not being able to control the teachers.

Several classes in the campus were disrupted after the teachers disappeared without informing the administration, said campus chief Rajit Ram Pathak.

Only five teachers had informed about their absence while all others skipped their duties. “We’ll dwell on the issue with the teachers and the department heads,” he said. The Mahendra multiple campus has 156 teachers - 100 full time and 56 part time.

The students complain that classes in the campus are not regular even during normal times because the teachers find little time to teach here, as they are engaged in up to five colleges.

Head of the HSEB regional office in Nepalgunj could not be contacted.