Nepal | November 15, 2019

Teachers on war path, classes halted

Himalayan News Service

Bhojpur/Dhankuta March 5

Teaching learning activities have been affected after working relief quota teachers and Child Development Centre called a strike in community schools of Bhojpur today.

Classes were halted after teachers shut the schools saying that police had intervened in their peaceful protest. Police had intervened when teachers were protesting with the demand that they be provided permanent status, in Kathmandu, yesterday.

Nepal Relief Quota Teachers Association, Bhojpur, said classes were halted in the community schools of Bhojpur due to teachers’ protest. Around 655 teachers are working as relief quota teachers and in the child development centre in Bhojpur. Bhojpur Education Development and Coordination Unit Chief Man Bahadur Devkota said there were 339 quota teachers and 316 were working in the CDC.

Similarly, the teachers also called a strike to protest against police intervention in Dhankuta today. Nepal Relief Quota Teachers Association, Dhankuta Secretary Bishwo Bhandari said community schools were shut after they sent letters to the schools and called a strike through telephone today. There are 500 relief quota teachers and 200 teachers are working in the CDC.

A version of this article appears in print on March 06, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

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