The teachers of the Kathmandu University have decided to resume classes from Wednesday after an agreement with the university administration. “We have decided to resume classes from tomorrow as the administration vowed to provide address out demands during a meeting today,” informed Professor Bibhuti Ranjan Jha, president of Kathmandu University Professors´ Association (KUPA).
Jha added the university administration has agreed in principle to address their demands. He added that they will halt the classes again if the administration does not address their demands. The university administration had called the agitating teachers of KUPA for a meeting on Tuesday. The university had formed a three-member dialogue committee to hold talks with the agitating teachers.
KUPA has demanded hike in the existing salaries of teachers and remuneration to temporary teachers on par with permanent teachers. Withdrawal of the decision to appoint Mohan Bikram Gyawali as the dean of the Department of Natural Science (chemistry) is also among the major demands of the agitating teachers. Over 2,000 students of KU were affected on Tuesday as teachers halted classes on Tuesday. Although the teachers had planned to halt classes from Monday, they had decided to give the university another 24 hours to consider their demands.
Until recently, the agitating teachers had been conducting classes by wearing black armbands, but they resorted to sit-in after the university administration tried to “suppress” their protest.