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Nepal police evacuate protesting temporary teachers

KATHMANDU: Nepal police Saturday evacuated temporary teachers of community schools from Shanti Batika, Ratnapark.
The teachers were sitting in a hunger strike for the last fifteen days demanding that they should be given permanent teachers’ status.
The police evacuated Nitu Shinha of Parsa and Radha Rawat of Jumla from Ratnapark and admitted them at Bir Hospital for treatment.
Though the Teacher Service Commission (TSC) had already conducted an internal examination for granting the temporary teachers permanent status, but the teachers who were unable to qualify to the permanent status started a protest.
More than 2,000 temporary teachers had been given permanent status after they passed the that examination conducted by the TSC.
After several teachers were given the permanent status enabling them to be present in their respective schools, the quota system of temporary teachers were automatically removed.
According to the Ministry of Education Science and Technology (MOEST), about 10,000 temporary teachers had lost their job after they failed to qualify.
This time, the teachers who have sat in the protest haven’t received solidarity from education stakeholders, who claimed that the current protest was not relevant and would hamper in the dissemination of quality education.

Published Date: Saturday, May 18th, 2019 | 07:20 PM

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