KATHAMNDU : Some signs of improvements have been seen at the Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU) with the appointment of the new Vice Chancellor. The exam results which had been stalled since November due to the drawn-out lockdown have been published while other educational and administrative activities have also been resumed. The students were already into the ninth semester of their course but the results of the sixth semester had not been published.
The university has now stated that it is going to resume the stalled examinations and the exam results. Vice Chancellor Dr Punya Prasad Regmi said that the postponed educational activities of the university have begun. “We are soon issuing a new guideline for conducting the examinations online,” he said.
Although classes were being held online, the examinations had not been conducted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Vice Chancellor Dr Regmi said that the educational activities of the universities of other countries including India will be studied and appropriate policies implemented for improving the educational standard of the AFU.
He stressed on the need for collaborative efforts between the Dean, university teachers and employees for addressing the problems affecting the university. The employees of the university had been on strikes since the past two months in putting forth various demands. They had carried out a lockout at the university. The university’s activities have now been operated with the university administration becoming ready to address the demands of the agitating employees.