The Teacher Service Commission (TSC) has called off the exams for permanent teachers scheduled for April 6.
Issuing a statement in its website Friday afternoon, the TSC has stated that the vacant positions cannot be filled if the examinations were taken as per the published advertisement, and classes can also be affected.
Student unions had earlier started protest programs demanding that the exams for permanent teachers scheduled for April 6 be stopped.
All Nepal National Free Students Union (ANNFSU) affiliated to CPN-UML, Nepal Students Union (NSU) to Nepali Congress (NC), and All Nepal National Independent Students Union (Revolutionary) to CPN (Maoist Center) also announced closure of all educational institutions from Sunday demanding revocation of the ninth amendment of the Education Act and free competition for recruitment of permanent teachers.
The students are against the provision of the amended Act that says 75 percent of the permanent teachers will be recruited through internal examinations among the temporary teachers and 25 percent through free competition.
The three student unions also submitted a memorandum letter to Education Minister Giriraj Mani Pokharel demanding revocation of the amended Act.