Kathmandu, Sept 23: Representatives of different teachers unions have said that their respective party leaders are responsible in their involvement in party politics.
They said so while speaking at a meeting of the Education Sub-Committee under the Women, Children Senior Citizen and Social Welfare Committee of the legislature-parliament today.
The meeting was organized to inquire about the declining results and quality of education but the teachers pointed their fingers towards the lawmakers saying that leaders compelled the teachers to involve in politics.
President of the committee Ranju Kumari Jha urged teachers not to distort the education sectors if it continues; different unions of teachers could be closed.
Similarly, lawmaker Agni Prasad Sapkota said that only a pure and devoted politics of teachers to the people could be considered positive but no the dadaism in the name of politics. Coordinator at the sub-committee Dr Ganeshman Gurung said that the meeting was organized to discuss declining quality of education reportedly caused by teachers and government bodies concerned to the education.
Member at the committee Teju Lal Chaudhary said that the government should be serious to fulfill the professional demands of the teachers.
Lawmakers Laxman Rajbansi said that the government should take responsibility of academic activities of community schools with proper investment.
Speaking at the meeting, Keshav Niraula chairman of Nepal Teachers Union said that the teachers can fight for their professional rights.
He further said that they had not done any politics inside the boundary of schools but they are free to indulge either politics or social service outside the boundary of schools. He further said that the parties are responsible to make teachers as party cadres.
Similarly, Nepal National Teachers Organization general secretary Laxman Sharma said that they would be freed from the blame of being involved if the parties remove teachers from party’s sister wings.
All Nepal Teachers Union chair Ratna Bahadur Oli and chairman of Higher Secondary School Teacher Union Deepak Subedi pointed out the need of Constitutional Education Commission for the same kind of appointment of teachers.