KATHMANDU, July 16: Citing the ongoing crisis induced by the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the private schools haven’t paid their staff for over six months now. Some schools have even asked their teachers and staff to go on unpaid leave. Some teachers and staff have even criticized schools ousting them from their jobs. Till this day, 300 teachers from schools across the country have been asked to go on unpaid leave, leaving them unemployed and frustrated.
KATHMANDU, Jan 31: Nepal Mathematical Society (NMS) has warned of nationwide agitations to protest the exclusion of mathematics from grades 11 and 12 Biology group. The Ministry of Education, through a ministerial decision on August 6 last year, made Mathematics a non-compulsory subject for Biology group in grades 11 and 12. The Curriculum Development Center(CDS) Sanothimi has already finalized the curriculum to be implemented from the next academic session which begins in April.
KATHMANDU, Dec 15: The recently introduced National Education Policy 2019 has stripped universities of the power to grant affiliation to medical colleges, and given the Ministry of Education the authority to coordinate the country’s medical education.
KATHMANDU, Sept 16: The much-hyped School Sector Development Plan (SSDP), which has a budget of US$ 10.5 billion to be spent over a seven-year period (2016/17-2022/23), is unlikely to achieve its stated objectives, according to a mid-term review.
KATHMANDU, Aug 7: A national review of government investment in school sector development conducted by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has shown that 72 percent of students in Grade V has failed to achieve basic minimum learning in mathematics.
KATHMANDU, April 11: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has set standards for the private schools operating within its jurisdiction. According to the new standards, the fee structure fixed for the new academic year is 27 percent higher than that of the last year.
KATHMANDU, Dec 27: Expressing their discontentment over a report prepared “hastily” by the High Level National Education Commission regarding education for all, operators of private schools have warned of a disaster in the education system arguing that the report aims to destabilize private schools.
KATHMANDU, March 5: Demanding immediate release of the arrested cadres of their party, student union affiliated with the Nepal Communist Party led by Netra Bikram Chand enforced their second strike on education institutions in the course of 11 days.
KATHMANDU, Jan 14: Promoters of private education in the country has invested Rs 500 billion in their institutions. The investment is for physical infrastructure and human resources. The annual total income of private institutions (fees received from students) has reached Rs 200 billion.