Congress-aligned professors, students padlock Tribhuvan University office
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Kathmandu, July 30 -- The main administrative office of Tribhuvan University, which recently opened after the months-long Covid-19 lockdown, has been padlocked by student and professor unions affiliated to the Nepali Congress over the appointment of key officials.
Since 2006, such appointments in government-run universities were made on the basis of "mutual sharing" of posts between the Nepali Congress, then CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist). This is the first time that the Congress did not get to recommend a name for top positions at the oldest university of the country, where around 90 percent of university students in Nepal study.
"We stand against the ruling party's monopoly in filling vacant positions. Our protest will continue until the re...
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