Govt to look into Turk teachers in Nepal

Published On: August 4, 2016 01:00 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: The Ministry of Education (MoE) is all set to investigate the matter of several Turkish teachers working in Nepal.

It is learnt that over two dozen Turkish nationals taught at three private schools in Kathmandu since 2002. It is also suspected that they were teaching here illegally, MoE officials said requesting anonymity.

“We are studying the issue and their involvement in the education sector,” said MoE spokesman Dr Hari Prasad Lamsal. “We will see if they had taken permission from the government to teach here and also look at the curriculum they had been teaching,” he added.

Ministry officials said they are investigating into the alleged investment by the Turkish Foundation in the schools operated by some Nepali nationals.

Meridian International School was established at Baluwatar of Kathmandu in 2002. Two other schools with the same name are in operation in Bauddha and Tokha.

Turkish nationals who visited Nepal in business visas reportedly worked as volunteer teachers in these schools. Three Turkish nationals are learnt to have worked as principals at Meridian International School since its establishment. They teach Turkish language in these schools. Sources said over two dozen Turkish teachers came here and taught in the schools. Many of them have already returned, according to the sources.

Meridian International School at Baluwatar was established under the name of Nepali national Asad Miya while Meridian School, Bauddha was established under the name of another Nepali national Abdul Khalid.

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