GORKHA — The teachers affiliated with the government run schools in Gorkha are faced with a mandatory provision to bring along their school bags to work.
The District Education Office (DEO) has issued guidelines to the teachers to carry bags for their school uniform and educational materials.
District Education Officer, Dipendra Subedi, said the teachers were being provided with the bag to make it easy for them to carry their diaries, relevant items and necessary educational materials. The teachers may purchase bags with the budget allocated for enhancement of students’ educational quality, he added.
The teachers may also use the money of educational fund and administrative expenditure. The principals of the concerned schools have already started distributing bags to teachers.
“After we distribute bags to carry educational materials the teachers that have arrived unprepared will be discouraged, and we believe it will enhance the quality of education,” Subedi further said.
The DEO has notified that it will monitor whether the teachers are complying with the mandatory rule and carrying educational materials. The Gorkha district has 457 government-run schools with affiliation of 2,623 teachers.
Two held on charge of girls trafficking
BETRAWATI— Police have arrested two persons for their alleged involvement in trafficking five adolescent girls aged between 13 to 16 — to India.
The arrestees have been identified as Nirmal Biswakarma (23) of Bheriganga Municipality-12 of Surkhet and Bikas Pyakurel (20) of Chaughada in Likhu Rural Municipality-4 of Nuwakot.
The Surkhet Police had arrested Biswokarma from his home while rescuing the captive girls on Friday and produced him before court on Saturday.
Likewise, acting on the statement of the captive girls, police arrested Pyakurel from Battar Bazaar, Nuwakot on Sunday.
According to District Police Office Chief Basanta Kunwar, a case related to human trafficking was registered against them on Sunday and investigation into the case was expedited from the Nuwakot District Court.
It has been learnt that the duo lured the girls, on their way to play Bhailo on Laxmi Puja, by promising them good jobs in India and transported them to Surkhet.
The rescued girls have been kept at a shelter of Women and Children Service Centre of Nepal Police.Follow @gorkhapost