Teachers, change thyself

May 5, 2019 01:00 am

Times have changed, yet many teachers don’t think it necessary to change their ways of teaching

PARBAT, April 22: Community school teachers are accused of admitting their children in private schools despite themselves being associated with community schools. Of late, various government authorities are pressurizing these teachers to enroll their children in the schools where they teach.

RASUWA, March 23: In a rather bizarre and alarming situation, four public schools in the district of Rasuwa are left without teachers, risking the annual, year-end exams of the students.

Much hyped, less owned

March 17, 2019 01:30 am

Before improving English of Nepali students, we need to improve English of Nepali English teachers

KATHMANDU, March 8: The agitating teachers, who had been staging protests since Sunday, ended their strike after reaching an agreement with the government late Wednesday evening.

KATHMANDU, March 6: Most of the lawmakers speaking in today's meeting of the House of Representatives suggested the government to resolve the problems of agitating teachers, protesting police intervention on teachers.

KATHMANDU, March 5: The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) has termed the agitation by the relief quota teachers as "an immature and irresponsible act."

KATHMANDU, March 4: Police have arrested four teachers under the government relief quota during a protest at Nayabaneshwar in the capital, on Monday.

KATHMANDU, March 4: The teachers working at community schools working under the government relief quota and at early childhood development centers (ECDCs) centers staged protest in Kathmandu on Sunday against a provision in the draft of the Federal Education Bill.

BEIJING, Feb 18: An eastern Chinese province plans to ban teachers from assigning homework to be completed on cellphone apps as part of efforts to preserve students’ eyesight.

ROLPA, Feb 3: Just 10 students enrolled at the Chaturbhuj Primary School of Khungri in Rolpa this year. Since some of these students do not attend the school regulary, only five or six students are present in their classes on an average. There are three temporary teachers, one assistant teacher, one permanent teacher, and a peon at the school.

​KATHMANDU, Jan 30: Private schools in Kathmandu have been paying meager salaries to their teachers although they charge their students exorbitant fees, Republica has learnt.

When teachers fail

January 27, 2019 00:30 am

There are many university teachers who can’t understand and speak English well but are ‘teaching’ in English medium

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: British Council Nepal hosted its 2nd Annual Education Symposium on Monday with the theme of teachers' professional development.

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: At the ongoing three-day general convention of the Tribhuvan University Teachers’ Association (TUTA), the teachers working on contract basis at the university prevented candidates vying for office bearer positions from filing their candidacies.

University teachers on agitation

December 25, 2018 14:30 pm

BHIMDUTTANAGAR, Dec 25: Teachers from the central campus of Sudurpaschim University based in Bhimduttanagar, Kanchanpur have staged agitation protesting recent recruitment of human resource on daily wages.

Learn, unlearn, relearn

December 20, 2018 01:00 am

Parents and teachers together should shoulder the responsibility for grooming and mentoring of children


October 13, 2018 18:40 pm

Cover Photo: A flock of people struggling to get through at Indrachowk in the peak hour of Dashain. Photo Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili /Republica

Teachers pad lock school

October 7, 2018 11:10 am

LAHAN, Oct 7: Teachers of the Pashupati Higher Secondary School, Lahan have padlocked their school for not being paid for a long time.

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: Classes have been disrupted at community schools across the country due to the strike of Nepal School Employees Union and Nepal Temporary Teachers’ Action Central Committee.

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: The Confederation of Nepalese Teachers (CNT) took to the streets on Monday to protest against the government's negligence toward the education sector and teachers.

SARLAHI, June 20: Dilliram Bhattarai, principal of Janata Adharbhut Vidyalaya of Hariban-8 had a huge headache. No matter how much he would request teachers to come to school on time, they would not heed him.

KATHMANDU, June 4: About 700 teachers appointed by Tribhuvan University (TU) in the Kathmandu Valley have been taking fewer classes than assigned. Almost all of the under-worked teachers are permanent teachers of TU.

PATNA, INDIA, May 28: In a bizarre incident, teachers of a Katihar school took the students on an excursion to Biratnagar in Nepal instead of scheduled visit to Vikramshila in Bhagalpur just to consume liquor, which is banned in Bihar.

JUMLA, May 26: With a sudden increase in the number of schools in Jumla, the trend of hiring private teachers has also grown. However, as the schools are not in a position to pay salary of the teachers on their own, they urge for help from the guardians.

KATHMANDU, May 15: It has been revealed that Tribhuvan University (TU), the oldest and biggest university in the country, deprived its permanent teachers of opportunities to study various Master's degree courses in China under full scholarship.

GORKHA, May 6: In order to make the government's school enrollment campaign successful, the prime minister, parliamentarians and local representatives have taken various initiatives. While some have assumed guardianship of indigent school children, others are busy with  door-to-door campaigns.

KATHMANDU, May 5: The Supreme (SC) has ordered that the local units do not have the authority to appoint teachers at schools by enacting rules on their own.

SYANGJA, April 10: The Chapakot Municipality in Syangja district has decided not to release the salaries of community schools' teachers within the municipality if their kids were not enrolled in the community schools.

PLEASANT HILL,April 9:  As she learned the basics of applying direct pressure, packing a wound with gauze and tying a tourniquet, sixth-grade math and social studies teacher Kari Stafford shook her head at the thought that this may now be an essential skill for her profession.

BAJURA, April 4: It has been revealed that two teachers of Andradi-based Prabhat Primary School have not turned up at the school since the last six months.

Temporary teachers' exams put off

March 31, 2018 03:06 am

KATHMANDU, Mar 30: Following protests from student unions, the government on Friday postponed the temporary teachers' exams scheduled to start from April 6. Following the government's decision, the student unions affiliated to the three major political parties - CPN-UML, CPN (Maoist Center) and Nepali Congress (NC) - also put off their indefinite educational strike scheduled to start on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Mar 30:  The examination of temporary teachers has been postponed indefinitely.

WASHINGTON, Mar 12: The White House is forging ahead with a plan to give firearms training to teachers while pulling back from moves opposed by gun lobbyists such as raising the age limit for purchasing some weapons.

ROLPA, Feb 24: The current academic year is about to end and students across the country will be appearing for their final examinations in two weeks.

WASHINGTON, Feb 22: Students galvanized by the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school confronted lawmakers on Wednesday with demands to restrict sales of assault rifles, while President Donald Trump suggested arming teachers as a way to stop more U.S. rampages.

ACHHAM, Feb 15: Mallekh Rural Municipality has given a seven-day ultimatum to the permanent teachers, instructing them to present themselves in front of the rural municipality office after they were found deceiving the government by sub-contracting stand-in teachers as proxies.

Village where teachers are produced

February 1, 2018 02:30 am

RUKUM, Feb 1: There is a small village named Aala in Sisne Rural Municipality ward no 6 of Rukumkot, which consists of 50 households. Most of the elderly people here are engaged in agriculture.

ROLPA, Jan 27: The education system in Rolpa, one of the most underdeveloped districts in the country, is in dire need of urgent reforms.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: The government has not appointed even a single teacher at public schools through open competition since the last two decades.

JUMLA, Jan 10: Government teachers of the district are deprived of the second installment of their four month's pay, thus affecting them in various ways.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: The government has not appointed even a single teacher at public schools through open competition since the last two decades.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: A large number of government teachers are reportedly getting their salaries without teaching in the schools there are assigned to. Instead, the teaching responsibility is given to stand-ins, who are then given a portion of the teachers' salaries.

ROLPA, Nov 10: Out of the total 407 community schools in Rolpa district, 232 schools do not have any government-assigned teachers.

LAMJUNG, Oct 16: Chandrakant Ghimire, a teacher of Marsyangdi Rural Municipality, Bahundanda, wakes up early in the morning and takes his meal before eight. After a two-hour walk through the difficult track, he finally reaches the school in Chinkhola village where he has been teaching for years.

NAWALPARASI, Sept 11: The local authorities here are preparing to set up one traffic teacher for every school in view of the increasing road accidents at Kawasoti area of Nawalparasi.

KATHMANDU, August 23: The Teachers' Service Commission (TSC) has adjourned the pre-scheduled examination for temporary teachers.

Temporary teachers ends hunger strike

August 21, 2017 22:03 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: The agitating temporary schoolteachers ended the hunger strike on Monday after Ministry of Education agreed to take their examination after the amendment of the Education Bill.

DHARAN, Aug 11: Visually-impaired students of Purvanchal Gyan Chakshu Vidyalaya (PGCV) have staged a protest against six agitating teachers of the school, accusing them of playing with their future.

KATHMANDU, July 25: Part-time teachers of constituent campuses under the Tribhuvan University have staged a relay hunger strike from Tuesday, demanding their appointment on contract.