Incident Reports

Relatives of the failed candidates protest over the teacher selection process in Dhangadhi


Sudurpashchim, Kailali, Dhangadhi, Ward 23

Relatives of the candidates who failed the objective test during the teacher selection process in Phulbari Secondary School in Dhangadhi Sub-metropolis-19 attacked the school. On July 28, a material test was held to select teachers for the relief contract. In which ten candidates took part. Bikas Khadka and Santaram Chaudhary were the only two candidates to pass out of ten. On the same date, the two candidates who passed the material test were scheduled to take the subjective test. While the subjective examination was being conducted, a group of youths came and tore the question papers and attacked the school. The school postponed the material examination although the result was already published due to a dispute. 

According to the students, the school has been selecting teachers on the basis of accessibility from the very beginning but after conducting the examination in the presence of the parents, fair results have been published. The other side said that the question papers were torn by attacking the school as the examination was not conducted in a dignified manner. Meanwhile, the school has not taken any action against the culprits.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Other forms of non-violent protest
Primary Cause Contestation over non-elective positions and influence
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Education sector/teachers (private and public)
Actor 2 - Youth na
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