KATHMANDU, May 22: Government universities in the country have decided not to implement the two-day holiday a week decision imposed by the government with effect from May 15, “as the decision will have a huge academic loss.”
According to Tribhuvan University Registrar Peshal Dahal, it is not possible to give additional leave on Sunday as the curriculum, academic calendar, examination and class hours have already been fixed for six days a week, it will be inconvenient to complete the course in five days a week by giving two days holiday.
As an effort to reduce the use of fuel whose imports is straining the national economy, the government decided to enforce a two-day holiday a week from May 15. However, Bhawani Dutta Pandey, head of the general administration division of the Far Western University, published a public notice on May 18 stating that the two-day weekend decision will affect the predetermined educational programs of the university.
Not only the Far Western University, but also the country's largest and first university TU has already made it clear by publishing a public notice that it will not implement the two-day holiday a week decision of the government, said TU Registrar Dahal. All universities including TU, Kathmandu University, Far Western University, MidWest University, Nepal Open University, Rajarshi Janak University have decided to provide only one day holiday a week as usual.