DoE seeks details on teachers who resigned

  • CIAA probe
- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Feb 21, 2015-

Following the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) directive, the Department of Education (DoE) has instructed its five regional directorates to submit the details of teachers who resigned once the national anti-graft body started probing into their academic certificates.

The DoE on Friday directed its subordinate bodies to submit the details of the teachers in three days who resigned after September last year, the time CIAA started investigating into the fake academic certificates of teachers from public schools.

Issuing a public notice, it has asked the five regional offices to submit the details including the date of resignation and clarifying the level--primary, lower secondary and secondary--of the teachers. It also has asked to update the reports of the resigning teachers every three months. “As per the directives from the CIAA the five regional directorates have been told to table the reports of all resigning teachers in three days,” reads the directive issued by Khagendra Nepal, director at DoE.

The CIAA, two weeks ago, had directed DoE to table the reports of such teachers as early as possible. Starting in September the regional and central offices of the national anti-graft body has been investigating into the academic certificates following complaints that hundreds of teachers are assuming their jobs with fake academic certificates of SLC, intermediate and even Bachelor’s level. An estimation of DoE shows around 1,000 teachers, mainly from the primary-level, have resigned since certificate verification started.

According to Regional Education Directorate Nepalgunj, around 200 teachers in the Mid-Western Region have resigned by January end since CIAA started a probe into academic certificates, with 60 in Surkhet alone. Similarly, around 300 quit their job from Western Development Region, with 112 from Palpa.

Clause 16 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 2002 has a provision mentioning that those who give false information with the intention of securing a position of public servant are liable to punishment of imprisonment for a term from six months to one year and a fine from Rs 10,000 to 20,000, depending on the degree of the offence.

Published: 22-02-2015 07:08

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