Order to recall teachers on deputationThe Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development has written a letter to the Ministry of Education (MoE) instructing it to recall all teachers and resource persons on deputation and place them in their original posts.
The Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development has written a letter to the Ministry of Education (MoE) instructing it to recall all teachers and resource persons on deputation and place them in their original posts.
Writing an official letter to the Education Ministry the MoFALD Secretary Dinesh Thapaliya explains since the entire school level education has come under the jurisdiction of the local government, the former should recall all teachers and resource persons to facilitate work of local federal units. The MoE has deputed teachers and resource persons to places other than their regular postings.
“Deputation of teachers and resource persons in places other than regular position has raised management problems. This has affected teaching and learning process at schools,” reads the letter.
“The MoFALD requests the MoE to call staff back within 15 days.” With the local governments coming into effect after the elections, the payment of the salary is being done from the respective local governments. According to record at Department of Education some 300 teachers and resource persons are on deputation.
The leaders of the different teachers associations are ahead others in staying in the places of their choices under deputation. The Constitution of Nepal ensures 22 explicit and 15 concurrent authorities to the Local Level which includes managing the entire school level education. The 753 local governments bear the authority to prepare curriculum, hire teachers, conduct examinations and publish results up to grade 12.
However, as they are still in transition and are not prepared to oversee the entire school education Local Level Governance Act has listed 23 points that the local governments can do in the education sector.
This includes conducting exams up to grade eight instead of 12 and relying on the Curriculum Development Centre for the textbooks. A high level technical panel comprising over a dozen experts has suggested including 20 percent contents of the local level in school curricula.