Education Minister insists on transformation of community schools

Published On: May 12, 2019 06:30 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

SURUNGA, May 12: Minister for Science, Technology and Education Girirajmani Pokhrel has said the concept of a model school was introduced for the transformation of community schools. Stating that efforts for a decade of community schools transformation had begun, he made it clear that the government was working to connect education with science and technology.

While laying a foundation stone for a model school to be developed under the Mahendra Ratna Secondary School at Birtamod-5 today, the Minister insisted that discourse, reforms and revolution were needed in education sector.

"Public education should be the means of eliminating a class system," he said, adding that the concept of model school was envisaged to enhance trust of community schools. He expressed his concern over the dominant mindset that education was a business for making profit which according to him should be eliminated.

He urged the schools not to impose study but identify students' interest first and cater education accordingly.


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