KATHMANDU, May 20: In 2016, the first KP Oli-led government announced to develop 240 quality public schools across the country, like the Budhanilkantha School in Kathmandu. However, the second Oli-led government in 2019 has reportedly started “crippling” the famous school against its own previous commitment.
KATHMANDU, May 13: Tribhuvan University Service Commission (TUSC) has promoted the university’s controversial registrar Dilli Ram Upreti, to a professor. A probe panel had found Registrar Upreti, among other officials, guilty of irregularities while issuing affiliations to private medical colleges a few years back, and had recommended to the government to take action against him.
KATHMANDU, May 11: The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) has formed a plan to run the school curricula for Grades 11 and 12 as well as Grades 1 to 3 as a pilot project and implement the curriculum from the current academic session, all without the approval of the cabinet.
KATHMANDU, March 30: The government has cancelled the Secondary Education Examinations (SEE) conducted from March 28 and scheduled till April 4 in Province 2 after the question papers of several subjects were leaked in Rautahat and Saptari districts. But the exams conducted from March 24 to March 27 in the province will be valid.
KATHMANDU, March 28: Contractors have completed only 12 percent of the reconstruction work assigned to them at schools affected by the 2015 earthquake in 31 districts. A total of 532 schools were contracted out to them for reconstruction.
KATHMANDU, March 18: Ruling Nepal Communist Party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, his wife Sita along with their daughter Ganga and son-in-law left for the USA on Sunday evening for Sita’s treatment at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
KATHMANDU, Mar 1: The winter rain and snowfall that started from Tuesday night ended Thursday. However, the western and eastern hills will be partially cloudy till Friday and Saturday, according to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DoHM).
KATHMANDU, Feb 25: While political interference and the partisan interests of teachers and school management officials are widely blamed for the poor performance of public schools across the country, many local bodies have introduced the practice of appointing elected ward chairpersons as the heads of school management committees within their jurisdictions.
KATHMANDU, Feb 20: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has chosen private banks instead of government-owned banks to pay about Rs 60 million monthly to the teachers and staffers of public schools in the metropolitan city.
KATHMANDU, Jan 14: While several Valsartan drugs used by hypertension (high blood pressure) and heart patients have already been recalled in various countries including the US because of some impurities in the key ingredient, they are still being sold in Nepal and the authorities say they are unaware of the impurities.
KATHMANDU, Jan 2: The present two thirds-majority government has been drafting a National Education Bill with a proposed provision for ending private investment in school education in seven years' time.
KATHMANDU, Dec 11: After the government appointed Secretary Kedar Bahadur Adhikari as the secretary at the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), once again breaching the practice of appointing a medical doctor as the health secretary, Nepal Medical Association (NMA), the umbrella organization of doctors in the country, has demanded that the government "correct" the decision.
KATHMANDU, Nov 29: The Ministry of Health and Population is uncertain about the status of some 8,000 of its staffers as they do not figure in the records of the Department of Civil Personnel Record, said MoHP officials.