The Institute of Engineering (IOE) under Tribhuvan University is facing a major fee hike dispute. The institute has been operating under a debt of 9 crores, leading to the fee hike. Students have protested against the fee hike, leading to the postponement of annual exams.
IOE Fee Hike Dispute:
The fee hike was implemented by the institute in an effort to mitigate the financial crisis. However, students have argued that the hike is unfair and will make it difficult for them to afford their education. They have also pointed out that the institute has not been transparent about how the money will be used.
The protests have been ongoing for several weeks and have led to the postponement of annual exams. The institute has agreed to postpone the exams until September 8, 2023, in an effort to defuse the situation. However, it is unclear how long the protests will continue or what the ultimate outcome will be.
The stakeholders involved in the dispute are the institute, the students, and the government. The institute is arguing that the fee hike is necessary to address its financial problems. The students are arguing that the hike is unfair and will make it difficult for them to afford their education. The government has not yet taken a clear stance on the issue.
The fee hike dispute at the IOE is a complex issue with no easy solutions. It is a reflection of the larger problems facing technical education in Nepal. The government needs to invest more in technical education and ensure that students have access to affordable and quality education.