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Articles from Nepal

  1. Standards and working conditions 20 April 2022

    Wage Bill Constraints: Hardship of Teachers in Nepal

    Prabin Kumar Acharya

    In 2020, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) directed the governments of 15 countries, including Nepal, to reduce their public expenditure. This has greatly impacted teachers after the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Wage Bill Constraints: Hardship of Teachers in Nepal
  2. Fighting the commercialisation of education 15 November 2021

    Nepal: Educators reaffirm the need for just and progressive taxation to increase public financing of education

    The need to fund education through public funding and the importance of progressive taxation to increase public resources were at the heart of a recent capacity building workshop on tax justice and education funding in Nepal. The workshop was organised by the Education International Asia-Pacific (EIAP) office for member organisations...

    Nepal: Educators reaffirm the need for just and progressive taxation to increase public financing of education
  3. Equity and inclusion 12 October 2021

    New research: IMF imposed austerity slashes three million frontline workers from world’s most fragile education and health systems

    New research by ActionAid, Public Services International, and Education International warns that the International Monetary Fund’s demands to cut public sector employee costs undermine progress on health and education.

    New research: IMF imposed austerity slashes three million frontline workers from world’s most fragile education and health systems
  4. Trade union rights are human rights 25 September 2020

    Nepal: Education union fights for private teachers and education staff unpaid or dismissed during pandemic

    In Nepal, the Sansthagat Vidyalaya Schickshak Union Nepal (ISTU) has issued demands to the government, highlighting how the COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to new challenges for teachers and education staff in the private sector, and how to respond to them.

    Nepal: Education union fights for private teachers and education staff unpaid or dismissed during pandemic
  5. Union growth 28 July 2020

    Nepal: Union works to halt teacher dismissals, resume salary payments, and ensure safety of students and teachers

    In Nepal, an education union has highlighted how the COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to new challenges. These include non-payment of teacher salaries by some private school employers, the psychological impact of the lockdown on students, and the challenges of online teaching.

    Nepal: Union works to halt teacher dismissals, resume salary payments, and ensure safety of students and teachers
  6. Trade union rights are human rights 11 May 2020

    Nepal: Education unionists mobilise during COVID-19 lockdown

    The Nepal Teachers’ Association implemented the ‘Every Home a School’ campaign in response to the closure of education facilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It also developed proposals to the government on health and safety, social and political issues.

    Nepal: Education unionists mobilise during COVID-19 lockdown
  7. Trade union rights are human rights 12 March 2020

    Nepal: Education union takes the lead on fighting COVID-19

    The Nepal National Teachers' Association has provided teachers with information on COVID-19 during a union workshop. It is also planning to organise as many information workshops as possible for a month. These will coincide with the celebration of the country’s National Teachers’ Day.

    Nepal: Education union takes the lead on fighting COVID-19
  8. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 12 September 2019

    “Copyright Issues and Teachers' Dilemma in Asia Pacific”, by Dr. Robert Jeyakumar.

    Dr. Robert Jeyakumar

    I woke up in Budapest on a fine summer morning to deliver a lecture using materials I had prepared in Malaysia in accordance with copyright exceptions allowed in Malaysia. Just before the lecture, I was informed that my materials did not conform to copyright laws in the EU. Dismay! This...

    “Copyright Issues and Teachers' Dilemma in Asia Pacific”, by Dr. Robert Jeyakumar.
  9. Equity and inclusion 12 April 2019

    Nepal: women education unionists develop leadership skills in the union, schools, and society

    The Women’s Department of the Nepal National Teachers' Association has organised a training of trainers for leadership development in the union, schools and society for women members, with the objective of providing them with a gender specific agenda.

    Nepal: women education unionists develop leadership skills in the union, schools, and society
  10. Trade union rights are human rights 28 November 2018

    Nepal: education unions move forward on inclusion, diversity and safety in schools

    The capacity-building workshop on “Teachers’ unions for inclusion: embracing diversity and promoting safe schools” has provided a forum for Education International’s Nepalese affiliates to discuss and develop tools to influence national policies on inclusive education and safe schools for all; students and teachers.

    Nepal: education unions move forward on inclusion, diversity and safety in schools
  11. Fighting the commercialisation of education 6 July 2018

    Nepal: trade unions unite around fighting privatisation and commercialisation of education

    Organised as part of Education International’s Global Response against the commercialisation and privatisation in and of Education, the Convention on Privatisation of Education and Right to Education in Nepal helped further raise awareness and disseminate international research on education privatisation in the country.

    Nepal: trade unions unite around fighting privatisation and commercialisation of education
  12. Union renewal and development 12 October 2017

    Education International’s Asia-Pacific leaders gather to tackle regional challenges

    Asia-Pacific education union leaders reiterated their commitment to quality education for all, working towards countering for-profit education privatisation, increasing  teacher professionalism and demanding respect for educators’ human and trade union rights.

    Education International’s Asia-Pacific leaders gather to tackle regional challenges
  13. Fighting the commercialisation of education 12 October 2017

    Nepal: for-profit education hits underfunded public school system

    The combination of chronic underfunding and private, profit-driven interests are being lethal to the Nepalese public education system, a new study finds.

    Nepal: for-profit education hits underfunded public school system
  14. Union renewal and development 11 October 2017

    Asia Pacific: Educators determined to lead transformative change

    With the Asia Pacific region facing serious challenges to its education system, educators in the region have gathered to focus on the future, sharpen their analysis and decide a common ground for action.

    Asia Pacific: Educators determined to lead transformative change
  15. Union growth 1 May 2017

    This May Day, why not try solidarity?

    As the occasion to celebrate and reaffirm the value and values of trade unions, from which their principles continue to inspire, today must also serve as a lens to carefully examine our societies and institutions.

    This May Day, why not try solidarity?
  16. Fighting the commercialisation of education 14 March 2017

    Nepali teachers develop united front in the face of growing privatisation

    Confronted by a lack of political will to reinforce children’s right to education, Nepal’s education leaders are joining Education International’s Global Response campaign to take collective action to turn the tide of privatisation.

    Nepali teachers develop united front in the face of growing privatisation
  17. Trade union rights are human rights 22 September 2015

    Nepal: successful teachers’ action opens negotiations with Ministry

    Following two months of continuous action, Nepalese teachers have been invited by the Ministry of Education to discuss crucial issues such as the public education system and rebuilding works after the earthquakes.

    Nepal: successful teachers’ action opens negotiations with Ministry