KU professors, employees warn of stringent protest

Kavre, December 13

Agitating Professors’ Union and Employees’ Association of Kathmandu University today threatened to demand vice-chancellor’s resignation if their demands were not met within a week.

Issuing a press release today, the agitating professors and employees at the varsity warned of stringent protests if the agreements reached with them earlier were not implemented. They demanded Registrar Subodh Sharma be relieved of his responsibilities for failing to execute a deal struck earlier.

The agitating side showed black flags and agreement letters on the premises of the university. Registrar’s office has been padlocked since November 27, to press the varsity to implement the agreement reached earlier. The agitating side and the varsity management had reached an agreement on September 16, which had to be implemented within a month.

Earlier, agitating professors and employees had padlocked School of Science and School of Engineering on August 8, and Vice-chancellor’s Office, Office of Registrar and Global Engagement Office on August 11. They had put forward a charter of demands, including end of policy-level and financial corruption, and giving recognition to professors’ and employees’ unions.

Professors’ Union President Bedmani Dahal said they had padlocked the office of the registrar from November 27 after one member from their union was not included in the senate meeting of the varsity held before KU’s 25th convocation.