Experts suggest President Bhandari not to authenticate Education Act

Kathmandu, Sept 26 (RSS)Experts have suggested President Bidya Devi Bhandari not to authenticate the Education Act (ninth amendment) recently passed from the Parliament. At a meeting with the President on Tuesday, they stated that the Act would be harmful to the country’s public education sector.Former Vice-Chancellor of Tribhuvan University Kedar Bhakta Mathema, former VC of Kathmandu University Suresh Raj Sharma and expert Man Prasad Wagle reached the President Office, Sheetal Niwas and suggested for the same.According to the President’s media expert Madhav Sharma, the educational experts had stated that the education sector of the country would be pushed back for 60 years if the Act was implemented.The amendment has the provision of giving permanent status to a majority of temporary teachers without competitive test, preventing the fresh graduate from joining as the teachers for long.Responding to the experts’ suggestions, President Bhandari said that all should be united for the betterment of nation, people and children.It may be noted that experts Mathema and Wagle have resigned as members of the High Level Education Commission (HLEC), expressing their serious reservations over the amendment made in the Act.—

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