Incident Reports

Part-time teachers of TU boycott classes


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

Tribhuvan University part-time teachers have been boycotting classes for the last eight days demanding employment contract. There are 1,420 part-time teachers across the country working at constituent colleges of Tribhuvan University, according Nepal Part-time Teachers’ Association members. Earlier, in the month of October, president of NPTTA Mahesh Kumar Gajurel had staged a 17-day hunger strike. He had ended the hunger strike after the Ministry of Education agreed to fulfil the vacant posts of teachers in TU from among part-time teachers. Speaking to THT Gajurel said, “Although the then government had promised to fulfil our demands, the incumbent government has shown no sign that it will address our issues. Thus, we have decided to boycott classes.” According to the rector of TU Prof Sudha Tripathi, the university cannot take any decision on giving contract-based appointment to such a large number of part-time teachers.
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Event Duration More than 7 days
Primary Form Strike/Bandh
Primary Cause Labor disputes, not including civil servants
Actor 1 - Number of people 1000
Actor 1 - Affiliations Education sector/teachers (private and public)
Actor 1 - Youth unknown
Actor 2 - Number of people NA
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Education sector/teachers (private and public)
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media