Kathmandu, Sept 26: Nepali Congress Chairman Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the school education bill should be passed so that the problems of stakeholders including community school teachers and staff are solved.     

At the end of the discussion on the Bill held with the stakeholders by the NC Parliamentary Party here today, Deuba said the problem cannot be left aggravating forever. Matters that can be addressed in the bill should be included.     

He said the party will take the initiative to address the matter.     

Vice-chair of the party, Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Purna Bahadur Khadka, General Secretary Gagan Thapa, Chief Whip Ramesh Lekhak, Minister for Health and Population Mohan Bahadur Basnet and MPs were present in the discussion held with heads and representatives of Nepal Teachers Federation, Private and Boarding Schools Organization of Nepal (PABSON), NPABSON, Higher Institutions and Secondary Schools' Association Nepal (HISSAN), Community School Management Committee Federation, Nepal.     

Following a street protest held in Kathmandu by Nepal Teachers' Federation expressing dissatisfaction over the bill, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology had reached a six-point agreement with the teachers while teachers under the relief quota are still protesting.     

It may be noted that the bill was registered in the House of Representatives on September 13. (RSS)