Recent comments by education minister, Mangal Siddhi Manandhar, regarding the delay in appointments to the “various vacant posts” at the universities in Nepal, blaming on “political parties' bickering for a share of the pie in the current political set-up” had me thinking about the difficulties our education system faces, mainly because of an unnecessary politicisation of the institution that need not be politicised at all. There is definitely more to lose from the politicisation of the educational institutions than to gain from it, which, I am sure, should be the view of most of the university students in Nepal. And, I find it laughable to read about the “confusion” (that’s what it seems to me) regarding who should be the chancellor of the universities in Nepal. ...continue reading "Chancellor Who? The politicisation of education sector in Nepal"