Teachers padlock HSEB exam dept

The Higher Secondary Teachers’ Association Nepal (Histan) padlocked the Examination Department of Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB) on Friday, pressing for the demands, including salary raise and creating five teacher positions in every higher secondary school across the country.

The umbrella body of higher secondary school teachers, which has been on protest for the last six months, locked the department as HSEB continued to ignore its demands, said Deepak Subedi, the chairperson of Histan. Subedi said they will not check the answer sheets of the recently concluded examinations of grades 11 and 12, if their demands are not addressed within a week.

Histan also submitted copies of memorandum to prime minister, education minister, finance minister, Department of Education and HSEB, notifying about their demands. Besides pay increment as per the university standards and creating five teacher positions in every higher secondary school, Histan has also demanded forming of a new HSEB leadership and granting permanent affiliation to all higher secondary schools. There are around 35,000 teachers in 3,595 higher secondary schools across the country. Agitating teachers say they will not check the answer sheets of grades 11 and 12 if their demands are not addressed withing a week

Source: The Kathmandu Post