Public schools defy DEO order

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Nov 30, 2014-

Despite the direction from the education authorities, a majority of permanent

teachers in the district are yet to get their posting even after three months of their selection.

The Kathmandu District Education Office (DEO) on November 20 had asked the concerned schools to sack temporary teachers who were appointed after April 2006 and allow the permanent ones to assume their job within a week.

However, the public schools have not appointed new permanent teachers replacing temporary ones owing to pressure from various teachers’ associations. The teachers’ associations close to various political parties have been exerting pressure on public schools not to give marching order to the temporary teachers in the name of adjusting the permanent appointees.

Out of the 289 teachers who were selected through free competition in the district, 80 are yet to get posting in the concerned schools. “We are still waiting for our posting. We come to DEO every day and return back empty-handed,” said Tapta Bahadur Rawat, coordinator of the struggle committee of newly-selected permanent teachers who are demanding immediate placement. All the teacher who are yet to get their posting are from the primary level.

The government, as per its agreement with teachers’ unions, is preparing to give permanent status to the temporary teachers who were recruited before People’s Movement II in 2006.

Published: 01-12-2014 10:07

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