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CHITWAN — CPN-Maoist Centre Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said the private schools should be controlled and education quality of the community schools must be improved.

Inaugurating the golden jubilee celebration of Basic School at Sundarbasti in west Chitwan Thursday, the former prime minister Dahal said that community schools’ infrastructure and educational quality should be uplifted.

“We should advance to control the private schools gradually. Government’s focus would be to increase the attraction towards community schools,” the Maoist Chairman opined.

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He observed that massive changes in education policy was needed and stated that education policy producing unemployed graduates should be changed.

Dahal also suggested that the proportion of technical and general subjects should be 70 and 30 per cent respectively in the education policy.

He was of the view that education policy should be creating employment for development.

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Dozen injured as police baton charge protesters

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JUMLA — Police resorted to baton charge after intense protests from students and locals on Thursday in suuport od agitating Dr Govind KC at Karnali Academy of Health Science premises.

The government has prewpared to airlift Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging a hunger strike at Karnali Academy of Health Sciences in Jumla, adn sent a speicial team anf Nepal Army helicopter from Nepalgunf.

Protests then have erupted at the vicinity of the institution.

The Karnali province government official’s team had reached KAHS to make preparation to send Dr Govinda KC to Kathmandu for medical treatment, forcefully, if necessary.

Karnali CM and Law Minister were barred from seeing the agitating doctor by the students inside the hospital premises and were met with protest outside as they were exiting the academy.

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Meanwhile, over a dozen students and doctors have been injured in the police lathicharge. Students as well as locals are protesting against the government’s move to airlift Dr KC to Kathmandu demanding the government to carry out talks and fulfil Dr KC’s demand in Jumla itself, before taking him to Kathmandu.

The security personnel have also misbehaved with the members of media and threatened to vandalise their equipment if they took photographs of the incident.

After dozens being injured, Dr KC has agreed to come to Kathmandu.

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