Tension in MoE

KATHMANDU: Tension ran  high on the premises of the Ministry of Education in Singha Durbar as leaders of nine student unions scuffled with ministry employees on Friday. The leaders of student unions other than Nepal Student Union had reached the ministry chanting slogans against Minister for Education Gopalman Shrestha. However, Shrestha was not at his office when they tried to break the security cordon to enter his office chamber. However, no one was injured in the incident, police said.

The students have been protesting against the passage of the Education (ninth amendment) Bill and Minister Shrestha’s alleged move to grant affiliation to various colleges on behalf of CTEVT.