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Siddhartha Hamal Dhakal/Ujjwol Paudel

Hamal Dhakal is a PhD Candidate at Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at Yale University. Paudel is MS in mathematics from ETH Zurich, a science, technology, engineering and mathematics university in Switzerland

Science of neglect

Published On: June 13, 2019 01:05 AM NPT By: Siddhartha Hamal Dhakal/Ujjwol Paudel

Science and technology is yet to become a topic of mainstream debate in Nepali media. In national media, it occupies only a tiny fraction of space, and we rarely have scientific programs that cultivate in general public the importance of science. There is little conversation going on about this topic among the government agencies. What’s worse, our academic institutions do not promote science in ways they need to. They are failing at the most fundamental level: not teaching students what science actually is and how it can be advanced.