Kathmandu, Feb 20 (RSS): The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has urged the government to immediately take necessary initiatives with the Australian government for rescuing more than 1,000 Nepali students who are in difficult circumstances after going to Australia for higher studies, and for appropriate educational arrangements for them.
Party spokesperson Bishwa Prakash Sharma made this call through a press note he issued today.
He stated that the party’s central office has directed the Nepali liaison committee close to the party and based in Australia to collect additional information about the students who are stranded in Australia at the earliest and to carry out the required coordination to that regard.
“Thousands of Nepali students are pursuing higher studies in Australia and we are indebted to Australia for this. However, an educational institution there is learnt to have admitted thousands of Nepali students without the legal registration and affiliation, making their future uncertain. Even the public accounts of Nepali students going there to study nursing having to suffer heart-rending problems has made us, along with their parents, distressed,” the NC spokesman stated in the press note.
The Nepali Congress has also drawn the attention of the Government of Nepal to forward the necessary action by collecting the required details of the educational consultancy sending the students to an unregistered campus.
Three of the five people, who died after a passenger bus heading towards Kathmandu from Kakarvitta of Jhapa met with an accident and fell into the Trishuli river this morning, have been identified. Of them four died on the spot while one died on the way to hospital, police said.