Subtle approach works

This is in reference to the article “Knowledge in college ?” (THT, May 6) by Nikita Phuyal. I found the write-up not only entertaining but also didactic to go through. One thing I was very engrossed about Phuyal’s view is that the whole class will be disturbed by one single ring on the cell phone while the teacher is coaching something. For instance, the person who is supposed to make noise by his or her gizmo not only creates a problem for himself/herself but also trouble for other decent and industrious students in the class. This kind of behaviour worsens the teaching-learning mosaic of the class.

Actually, a class is not meant for creating disturbances, it’s a place where everybody has equal rights to study in a peaceful and convenient environment.

However, sometimes the strong-headed or rude students have the habit of creating chaos in the class. I think, probably, it would have be better if the college management treats such students in a more psychologically oriented method including the necessary counseling. Corporal punishment has the undesired result of making the situation still worse. The educational institutions ought to have the strategy to deal with such situations so that their credibility remains intact.

It is very strange and unbelievable that there are some students who spend a huge amount of money on new gizmos, and ubiquitous mobile that they actually need. The students must learn not squander their precious time and parents’ hard earned money on expensive mobile sets just to

impress their status on others, and that too as students.

The education institutes should not harass or torture the student just for his or her shortcomings. They should adopt subtle approach to check the chemical imbalance in the mind of such students. In developed countries, school management has no authority to resort to physical punishment or use any word that can insult, demoralize, harass, or put stress on the students. However, I don’t mean to say that the education institutes should not do anything to mould the students with the right etiquette training.

In nutshell, psychologically sound methodology ought to be adopted for making education institutes an attractive place for students to be in better place to go to.

Shiva Neupane, Melbourne, Australia


PM Dahal’s controversial video tape that had been aired just shows the extent to which the Maoists can go to fulfill their personal interests instead of thinking about the country and others. This has really shocked us. I hope that the Maoist party reforms itself to go according to the will of the people. This will only give it the status that they want not by violent means.

Sukirti Sharma via e-mail

The date?

I have got the opportunity to read different viewpoints on computer education and IT published in numerous issues of THT. Based on these viewpoints, computer education in Nepal’s university started after 1980. I do not agree with this because it does not represent the exact date of the beginning of computer education in Nepal. I as a MBA student of the 1997-1980 batch of the Management Faculty, TU did work at the then National Computer Centre of Nepal had completed course on Computer and Management Information System. Thus, I would welcome anybody who can provide information as to when computer education was first of all introduced in Nepal’s

university. This would be a valuable piece of information not only for me but also other

interested people.

Dr. Suman Kumar Regmi, Kupondole

Be sober

After Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal tendered his resignation from his position on May 4, the country has become rudderless. Though Nepali Congress, UML and other fringe parties are working hard to forge a national government, the Maoists seem adamant in wanting their demands fulfilled that is withdrawal of the reinstatement decision of the army chief by the president. As a result, the Maoists are obstructing parliamentary proceedings. If they continue hindering parliament business, the country would remain sans government, and it would further lead to instability and anarchy. Thus, the Maoists should let the parliament run smoothly so that the country can have a government sooner than later, because the urgent need of the hour is to fill the current state of void.

Bandana K.C, Pepsicola

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