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DoE tells its subordinate bodies to resume schools

- Post Report, Kathmandu
Around two dozen parties in the past had agreed not to shut schools and involve students in political activities

Sep 9, 2015-The Department of Education (DoE) has directed all its subordinate bodies to coordinate with the protesters at the local level to create a conducive environment for the operation of schools across the country.

Central Coordination Committee on School as Zone of Peace under the DoE on Monday issued a directive to five Regional Directorates and 75 District Education Offices (DEO) to remind the parties at the district and local level about their commitment to keep schools out from politics and protests.

Khangendra Nepal, spokesperson at DoE, said the Committee on School as Zone of Peace at the district level which also has representation of the different political parties should be sincerely work to ensure that the children are not deprived of their education.

Around two dozens political parties, including those who are currently spearheading protests against federal delineation in various Tarai districts, had agreed not to hamper the study of students at any pretext on May 25, 2011. They had also vowed not to involve students in protests or other political activities.

However, over 3.2 million students from various parts of the country have been deprived of education owing to the ongoing protests.

Four dozen felicitated

JAJARKOT: The District Education Office in Jajarkot has honoured four dozen people on the occasion of 36th Education Day.

Five people, including Satrughan Prasad Chaudhary, a teacher of Jugathapachaur-based Birendra Aishwarya Higher Secondary and Asha Shah of Euri-based Ramjanaki Primary School, were facilitated with national prize in the programme. Likewise, 11 teachers were also honoured for their long service.

District Education Officer Bishnu Narayan Shrestha said the teachers were awarded for their contribution to increasing the quality of education in the district.

Published: 09-09-2015 09:05

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Baglung: Schoolteachers who have been demanding the formation of High-level Education Commission and Teachers Service Commission
boycotted programmes organised on the occasion of the National Education Day on Tuesday.
The teachers affiliated to Nepal Teachers’ Association held a separate gathering arguing that their demands were not addressed. They also made students of some public schools chant slogans demanding resignation of Education Minister Chitra Lekha Yadav.
An official at the District Education Office (DEO) said the disgruntled teachers took students, who preparing to attend a programme organised by the DEO and the District Education Committee, to their gathering.
“Barring students from participating in the programme is condemnable,” the official said.
The DEO-organised programme was attended mostly by teachers and students from institutional schools. A rally taken out by students from public schools, meanwhile, obstructed traffic in the city for some time. Participants of the rally said they were not even allowed to walk with students from private schools.
The Association, a union of six teachers’ organisations close to Nepali Congress and CPN-UML, has also demanded that temporary teachers be made permanent on the basis of internal competition. District Education Officer Bishnu Prasad Tiwari said the teachers should not have boycotted the event.

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