What about morality?

While on a bus from Babharmahal to Thimi I was standing because all the seats were occupied. A woman around 45, inside the bus, with an angry face screamed, “I will cut your hands.” I could not understand the provocation for the outburst but later I came to learn that the young bus conductor had molested her.When this happened, I was about to say something to that boy but I found everybody were scared so I also kept quiet. On the streets, nowadays our mothers and sisters are very vulnerable. Adulterers and criminals are apparently privileged and walk around

freely with impunity.

They can do whatever they want, since the rules and regulations are not implemented. Don’t we have morality? When we will learn to respect women as equals and with dignity? More than anything, it is the state that has to take up the responsibility of protecting the dignity of the people wherever it may be.

Durbasha Luitel, Nepal Press Institute, Thapathali

Feel sorry

Apropos of the news “TU must adapt to changing times”, (THT, July 2), it’s pity that we feel for the nation’s oldest university. I agree with the Prime Minister that the university needs to incorporate technical as well as vocational education in its curriculum to make it more professional and attractive so that the graduates can compete and face the challenges of the 21st century with their knowledge. It will be possible only if the TU administration is made autonomous and free from the grips of the political parties.

It’s been seen that TU is less of an education temple but more of a political platform. As long as politics takes stronghold in its administration, TU will never provide quality education. We have seen that TU’s education is deteriorating every year and is focusing on quantity education.

It’s true that it must change its face by adapting to the present time and customize itself according to its need. First of all, it must customize itself by restricting political interference and political decisions must not reign over its internal decisions. Second, it must take initiatives to phase out PCL and transfer this onus to HSEB. Now is the time to make TU a competitive

university that should be able to compete with universities within the country.

We can’t deny the fact that TU’s education standard has gone from bad to worse, all

because of political interference. The government must pull it

out from political quagmire and make it a “politics free zone”. If this initiative is not taken, it’s sure that the good students will find alternatives to it. It’s a fact that TU graduates are given less preference than the graduates of other Nepalese universities.

Sanjay Shrestha, via e-mail


This is in reference to the news “Campus chief humiliated in Ilam”, (THT, July 2). I was sorry to learn about what had happened. I really can’t understand why

student unions are treating teachers in such a manner. It is not for the unions to punish the teachers because of their shortcomings. It is illegal and unacceptable.The court or the police force or any government bodies should only be allowed to take the requisite action against the teachers. Smearing teachers with black soot is very disparaging. This is not something we go for to learn in educational institutions.

Shiva Neupane, Melbourne, Australia.

A wastage

It is reported that the Campus-Chief of Mahendra Multiple Campus of Ilam, JB

Lungeli was smeared with tar on his face to humiliate him for his failure to satisfy the demands of the student-wings of different political parties of the country.

It seems the country is wasting hundreds of billions of rupees and most precious time of the youths under the pretense of imparting education to the students. I am of the opinion that all the political parties should urgently dissolve their student-wings that seem to waste the precious time of the youths.Students in general should have access to financial loans for joining trade-schools and they should return them (loans) in installments after they start earning. Any student above the age of thirteen should have access to trade-schools and he/she could start earning during his/her early teens.

DB Sayami, via e-mail