Lawmaker Bhattarai pledges to form caucus to promote education, health issues
May 2, 2018 12:57 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, May 2: A parliamentary forum(Caucus) comprising members of the House of Representatives is likely to be formed to make efforts for the effective enforcement of education, health and social rights of the citizens guaranteed by the constitution as fundamental rights.
There are complaints that though the constitution has ensured the right to education as a fundamental right of the citizen, still some three percent children (of school age) are out of schools, quality of community schools is gradually degrading and returns of investment in the education sector are less of the expectation. The necessity of a caucus has been realized in the same backdrop, it is said.
During an interaction with people concerned today, CPN (UML) lawmaker Yogesh Bhattarai promised to do the needful to form the parliamentary forum in this regard so as to accord special priority to education and health issues. He insisted on the need of revival of community schools.
Education analyst Dr Bhola Prasad Dahal said learning standard of students just limited to around 44 percent, despite students' increasing access to enrollment showed the need of willpower and policy-level changes in the education sector to meet goals and targets.
Educationist Dr Baburam Adhikari advised the government to stop interference of the non-government sector in education.
National Campaign for Education, Nepal's chair Kumar Bhattarai learning achievement of students and quality in public education should be the first priority of the education sector.
Nepal Teachers' Federation chair Baburam Thapa called from addressing the issues concerning temporary teachers. He was of the view of gradually removing private schools. RSS