New academic session to begin from mid April: Education Minister

Published On: February 18, 2022 10:40 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: Minister for Education, Science and Technology Devendra Poudel has said the new academic session in schools will begin from Baisakh (mid April), while the regular classes will start from Jestha 1 (May 15).

Minister Poudel also informed that buildings for all community schools would be made within three years. He said it while inaugurating a new building of Shanti Shiksha Mandir Secondary School at Tahiti of Kathmandu Metropolitan City-17 on Thursday.

According to Minister Poudel, some 1900 school buildings were constructed through the President Education Reform Program. The infrastructures for the schools would be prepared based on the need.

Minister Poudel stressed the need for more activism by teachers, guardians and students to ensure quality education. Science and IT laboratories would be set up in the schools. He also said that the internal promotion of teachers halted for 18 years would be moved forward and recruitment of teachers in vacant positions will also be completed.

A 22-room school building was constructed at the cost of Rs 41.6 million under the resilient school project via project implementation unit (education) of the National Reconstruction Authority. The school was destroyed by the mega earthquake that took place in 2015.


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