Ruby Rauniyar

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Bill under consideration in parliament allows private schools to register under educational trusts

Published On: September 14, 2023 08:45 AM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: The government has recently introduced amendments to the compulsory registration requirements for private schools under the Companies Act, pivoting toward a voluntary registration system. Education, Science, and Technology Minister Ashok Kumar Rai formally presented the School Education Bill of 2080 in parliament.

School Education Bill registered in parliament, proposes voluntary registration for private schools under Trusts

Published On: September 13, 2023 05:15 PM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: The government has recently introduced amendments to the compulsory registration requirements for private schools under the Educational Trust, pivoting toward a voluntary registration system. Education, Science, and Technology Minister Ashok Kumar Rai formally presented the School Education Bill of 2080 in parliament.

‘Where should we study now?” Over 10,000 nursing students ask govt

Published On: September 6, 2023 05:00 PM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: The Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) published the results of an entrance test conducted on August 26 for admissions to the Proficiency Certificate Level (PCL) Nursing course in the academic session of 2023/24. The results show 12,000 students had passed the entrance test, proving their eligibility for admission.

Fee dispute at IoE, annual engineering examination postponed

Published On: September 4, 2023 07:37 PM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: The dispute after the fee increase in the Institute of Engineering (IoE) under Tribhuvan University has not yet been resolved. Due to this dispute, the annual examination scheduled from Sunday has been postponed by five days.

Cabinet endorses proposal to extend period for correcting name, surname, age in educational certificate to five years

Published On: August 29, 2023 07:01 PM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, Aug 29: On the proposal of the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Cabinet has endorsed the third amendment to the 'Correction of Age, Name and Surname Rules, 2017 BS (1963)'.

Private schools respond to metropolis by relocating

Published On: August 29, 2023 05:29 PM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, Aug 29: Due to the strict policy adopted by the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) to regulate the education sector, private schools have started relocating. After Mayor Balendra Shah of KMC directed private schools to operate in accordance with the School Education Management Regulations 2074 BS, various private schools have relocated to neighboring municipalities.

Australia emerges as top choice for higher education among Nepali students

Published On: August 16, 2023 09:19 PM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: Australia offers a promising opportunity for Nepali students seeking higher education abroad. The country has become the first-choice destination for Nepali students due to its appealing prospects for both learning and earning.

Flawed government policy drowns domestic investment in medical education

Published On: August 10, 2023 08:45 AM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, Aug 10: A policy decision taken by the government has resulted in the loss of Rs 15 billion to the private sector. After the government made it mandatory for medical colleges offering nursing studies to have their own 100-bed hospital, those institutions have landed in serious trouble.

TU’s uncertainty, deteriorating quality

Published On: August 6, 2023 06:17 PM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, Aug 6: With the appointment of Prof Dr Dharmakant Baskota as the Vice-Chancellor, at Tribhuvan University (TU), the fraternal organizations of various political parties and professors' organizations have launched strikes with various demands.

Education Act to be replaced after 52 years

Published On: August 4, 2023 06:45 PM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, August 4: The government has made a significant step in order to replace the Education Act, 1971 (2028 BS) which was issued 52 years ago. A bill has been duly advanced by the government to amend and unify the existing laws related to school education.

Trend of students going abroad continues despite increased investment in education

Published On: July 23, 2023 04:30 PM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, July 23: In the past 12 years, the government has invested Rs 1.4 trillion in the education sector, but it has failed to assure and sustain students in domestic education.

'Four-year bachelor’s program has added burden on students'

Published On: July 22, 2023 07:35 AM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, July 22: The Dean of the Faculty of Education and Professor at Tribhuvan University, Chitra Bahadur Budhathoki, has presented a written proposal to the academic council for the continuation of the three-year graduation program of Tribhuvan University (TU), saying that the four-year graduation program has added burden on the students. This unexpected proposal has shocked students, parents and professors.

Private schools hike fees unreasonably, local govts act mute spectators

Published On: May 25, 2023 08:00 PM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, May 25: The private schools in all the three districts of the Kathmandu Valley have increased their fees unreasonably without the approval of the local governments, which have acted as mute spectators.

The tale of a Japanese comedian who landed in Nepal in search of shamans and witches

Published On: May 21, 2023 08:45 PM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, May 21: On Sunday, during my morning walk to Swayambhu, I stopped by to drink aloe vera juice sold by Radha Dhungana, who  has been selling aloe vera juice and barley grass juice in Swayambhu area for a long time.

KMC’s 'Book Free Friday' program elates students

Published On: April 26, 2023 04:10 PM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, April 26: Students are filled with bliss after learning that the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has implemented a skill development program for school level students from the new academic session.

Future of about 4000 students uncertain after Lalitpur metropolis asks to defer new admissions at St. Xavier's School

Published On: March 31, 2023 06:00 PM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, March 31: St. Xavier's School located in Jawalakhel of Lalitpur Metropolitan City has stopped admission of new students in grade 1. This has left the future of about 4000 students uncertain.

71.5 percent candidates fail in Nepal Engineering Council’s license examination

Published On: March 29, 2023 12:15 PM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, March 29: The result of declining educational quality was seen in the engineering examination. For the first time in the 23-year history of the establishment of the Council, 71.5 percent of the students failed in the examination conducted by the Nepal Engineering Council for the purpose of maintaining the standard in the profession.

Farmers in Siraha still accept paddy as daily wages

Published On: January 2, 2023 12:46 PM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

BARDIBAS, Jan 1: The system of exchanging daily wages for grain is still prevalent in Madhesh Province. This province is still behind Karnali Province in terms of education. None of the local units have been able to announce a fully literate municipality so far. It is customary for the landlords to provide eight kilograms of paddy as a daily wage to the laborers who work on their fields.

Parties flouted laws, used children in elections

Published On: November 29, 2022 02:00 PM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: The legal system of Nepal prohibits the political use and mobilization of children and schools by parties, but in the House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly member elections 2079, the parties brazenly flouted the law and used children to a large extent for election purposes.

NEB to implement single registration system for students of grades 9 to12

Published On: October 19, 2022 07:00 PM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: The National Examination Board (NEB) has started preparations to complete secondary education through a single registration. The board is preparing to implement the plan from the current academic session. After the registration of the students in grade 9, the registration of final education of the school level will be maintained till grade 12.