Kathmandu: The Tribhuvan University (TU) is working to announce the date of the free students’ union (FSU) soon. TU registrar Dilli Prasad Upreti said discussions were underway to fix the election date.
Though some media published the news that February 26 was fixed for the FSU polls, he showed its concerns over the unverified news. “The date has not been fixed yet.” As he said, the TU Executive Council is expected to announce the poll schedule soon.
The biennial election could not be regular in all campuses in recent years due to disputes over the electoral system and age-limit among students unions. Provisions regarding the age limit of 28 years and the proportional electoral system have been adopted in the FSU election. TU student welfare and sports directorate’s executive director Ganga Bahadur Thapa said probably the election would be held by mid March. Chiefs of all TU-affiliated campuses have been already instructed to make preparations for the election.
The last election was held on March 1, 2017 but it could not be held in all campuses. Only 26 TU constituent campuses, out of 60, and 80 community campuses witnessed the FSU election. The number of TU-affiliated campus is 1083 including 60 campuses. All Nepal National Free Students Union General Secretary Ain Mahar said discussions were underway to reach an agreement to fix the date.