THT 10 years ago: Absence of key TU officials delays publication of results

Kathmandu, June 30, 2006

In absence of vice-chancellor, registrar and other top officials at the Tribhuvan University (TU), publication of the results ranging from intermediate to masters level is pending.

The partial results of Masters level have been out while the rest of the results have been delayed by more than three months.

The results of a few subjects having lesser students at masters level have been announced while none of the results of bachelors and intermediate levels has been made public.

Basu Ghimire, controller at Office of Controller of Examination (OCE), TU, said that OCE has already conducted the examination and the result would be made public as soon as the government appoints the official.

“It has affected a lot, not only in publishing results but it has also affected those who seek transfer letter for higher education,” said Ghimire.As per the rule, the registrar has to sign the result.

The TU officials submitted their resignation two months ago and a committee to suggest the name for the vice chancellor still has not been formed. “It is natural for the delay in the publication of the result as the examination of some levels too were disrupted due to the movement,” said Ghimire.

Laba Prasad Tripathee, spokesperson at Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) said that in order to solve the problem, the ministry has asked for the suggestions of alternative means from the OCE.

Electricity generation in Fewa project halted

Electricity generation from Fewa Hydro Power Project (FHPP) situated at Pokhara-17, Pardi has been halted for the past one week, as local farmers are using water from the canal to the powerhouse for paddy plantation.

1,088 KW of electricity is generated from FHPP, using water from Fewa Lake. Accounts chief of FHPP, Rajendra Thapa said that electricity generation from the project would remain halted for over two months.

Thapa added that talks are going on between Biruwaphant Farmers’ Consumer Committee (BFCC) and FHPP to give water to the project for electricity generation for the next month. “The power house could resume operations only if water level rises in Fewa Lake.

But it is a distant possibility,” Thapa said. He added that electricity generation is halted, as first priority must be given to farmers.

Local farmers lock the canal to the powerhouse to use its water for irrigation for three months every year. The canal is taken to the powerhouse through the paddy fields of local farmers. FHPP is being operated under Nepal Electricity Authority.

Member of BFCC, Lila Bhakta Acharya said water would be given to the powerhouse only after three months after farmers finish their plantation and irrigation.