Nepali Teachers Demonstrating this Week Temporary teachers in Nepal are on strike in an effort to secure permanent contracts The 25,000 temporary teachers in Nepal have been engaged in protests since January to try to get the government to honour the pledge it made in 2006 to regularise the contracts of temporary staff. Last week 139 temporary teachers were arrested while taking part in a peaceful sit-in protest at the education dempartment offices in Kathmandu. They were subsequently released. Post after post on this site reports the prevalance of the use of temporary or contract teachers as a means of saving money and disciplining teachers. It causes huge uncertainty to both the teachers themselves and to schools. It is a policy which is encouraged by the World Bank which claims to be advocating Education For All yet promotes policies to impoverish and punish the very people without whom education for all can ner happen - the teachers.