Ruby Rauniyar

The contributor for Republica.

NRB preparing to introduce banknotes of Rs 100 and Rs 500 denominations with security threads

Published On: November 3, 2021 03:30 PM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: The Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) is making preparations to introduce new notes of Rs 100 and Rs 500 denominations that can be identified by even the visually-impaired people by touching the notes. Earlier the NRB had introduced the same type of note for Rs 1,000 with a highly-secure security thread that could be verified by machines.

Only 83 students to be present at TU convocation

Published On: December 14, 2020 12:45 PM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: Only 83 students will participate in Tribhuvan University’s 46th convocation ceremony that is set to happen on Dec 21. The decision was made amid the risk of COVID-19 transmission in Nepal. Although the Office of the Controllers of Examinations had decided to graduate 338 students with MPhil, PhD degrees and gold medalists, not all of them filled the forms.

NRB introduces new Rs 1,000 note which can be identified by visually-impaired

Published On: August 14, 2020 01:35 PM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

The new banknote is the first of its kind in South Asia

Private school teachers warn of taking self-destructive action if not paid soon

Published On: July 16, 2020 06:20 PM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

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.

No-Maths option in grades 11 and 12 Biology group finalized, teachers protest

Published On: January 31, 2020 07:39 AM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

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.

Universities stripped of power to grant affiliation to medical colleges

Published On: December 15, 2019 06:30 AM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

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.

US$ 10.5b education project in trouble: Mid-term review

Published On: September 16, 2019 07:39 AM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

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.

85% govt schools 'unsuitable' for teaching, learning activities: Govt Report

Published On: August 31, 2019 07:51 AM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: A government report has shown that the community-owned schools across the country are “not suitable” for conducting teaching and learning activities.

72% in Class 5 have no basic math, 55% can't write a Nepali sentence

Published On: August 7, 2019 06:00 AM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

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.

Students must be aware of scholarship schemes

Published On: July 4, 2019 05:30 AM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, July 4: Government offers various kinds of scholarships for students, but in lack of proper information and awareness, students are unable to utilize their right to scholarship.

KMC hikes school fees by 27%

Published On: April 11, 2019 07:42 AM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

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.

UGC doles out Rs 25 million to campuses not meeting criteria

Published On: March 18, 2019 06:00 AM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, March 18: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has decided to distribute Rs 25 million to 26 science campuses to improve their science labs.

Indian university offers 60% scholarship for Nepali students

Published On: February 6, 2019 08:02 PM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: Ansal University, a renowned university in India, has announced 60 percent scholarship for Nepali students.

Private schools warn of disaster if govt converts them into community schools

Published On: December 27, 2018 10:00 AM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

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.

NEB publishes result of grade 11

Published On: October 6, 2018 06:27 PM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: The National Examination Board (NEB) has published the result of Grade 11 on Saturday evening.

ANNFSU-R bandh shuts educational institutions

Published On: March 5, 2018 04:30 AM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

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.

Private investment in schools tops Rs 500 billion

Published On: January 14, 2018 01:33 AM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

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.

Little Angels’ students excited to take robotics class

Published On: November 18, 2017 07:30 PM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, Nov 18: Little Angels’ School had a different aura on Friday. Eight graders of Little Angels’ school were excited to take a class conducted by Indian robotics experts.

Eight poll candidates are private school owners

Published On: November 18, 2017 01:10 AM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

Among the eight candidates, seven belong to the Private and Boarding Schools Organization Nepal (PABSON) while one belongs to the National Private and Boarding Schools Association Nepal (NPABSAN).

Career building in Hotel Management

Published On: November 2, 2017 10:38 AM NPT By: Ruby Rauniyar

KATHMANDU, Nov 2: The Asian Institute of Technology and Management (AITM) organized a graduation ceremony on Wednesday at Radisson Hotel, Lazimpat.