Education Minister Paudel fails to implement his committed words given for a month

Published On: November 8, 2016 02:40 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Education Minister Paudel fails to implement his committed words in a month

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: Education Minister Dhani Ram Paudel has failed to translate his pledges including formation of Education Council within a month.

Though many of the education ministers in the past could not translate their words of upgrading education system into action, Education Minister Paudel presented his working plans on October 6 on his 42nd day of assuming the post of education minister by organizing a press meet. Minister Paudel unveiled his 19-point working plans on the conference.

According to his working plans, a high level National Education Commission will be formed within a month. Formulation of new education regulation will be completed within 35 days. A scrutiny committee will be formed within a month to study on the sacked teachers and staff.  “However, no commitment has been visually translated into action yet,” said the officials at the ministry.

As per his 19-point working plans, the bill of the higher education act will be immediately presented at the parliament for the discussion. Similarly, Reconstruction of earthquake ravaged schools, including launching to rebuild 3,400 schools on the current fiscal year, of 59 districts will be completed within three years.  

Likewise, it will be attempted to approve the bill of national medical education act from the parliament. The work will be started to establish a government medical college in each of the seven federal states. Colorful textbooks will be printed for Grades 1 and 2 in the coming academic year. Adjust of school, teacher and student ratio will be worked out within six months. One hundred community schools will be developed model schools in this fiscal year.

According to his plans, national qualification framework will be formulated to provide accreditation to formal, non-formal vocational education and training within six months.

Scholarships directive will be developed to streamline the system with one-door policy. 

Manuals for loans will be provided on low rate of interests to rebuild quake damaged schools, and educated youths for education loan within three months. Other programs include making all municipalities and 60 districts as literate zones, effective enrollment campaign in community schools, seven polytechnic schools in each of seven states, 12 agriculture campuses in the current fiscal year as part of an agriculture campus in each of 75 districts, land management of public schools, making Nepal as an international education hub, administrative reconstruction of the Education Ministry, reward system for the best community schools.

All of these programs are already announced. Among them, no plan is new. To announce and implement the programs are different achievement, said the stakeholders.

“We are collecting the progress of the Minister Paudel's working plans,” said Dr Hari Prasad Lamsal, spokesman at the Ministry of Education. “We will update everything soon and share it publicly,” he added.

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