KATHMANDU, April 1: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has directed the officials of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology to prepare a master plan for the overall development of the education sector and use of human resources.
At a program organized at the official residence of the Prime Minister to hand over the report with schools selected for the President Educational Reform Programme, Prime Minister Oli asked the ministry to bring the master plan reflecting the current state of education, future action plan and employment assessment.
He opined that the government was effortful for the formulation of planned programs as education is taken as the basis of development.
The prime minister shared, "Our education should reach the doorsteps of farmers with life-changing formulas and skills. It is necessary to develop our education to make citizens capable."
He clarified that the government would not allow the education go backward as capable, qualified and efficient citizens are big assets of the country.
PM Oli further said that the President Educational Reform Programme would determine the basis to make the education capable in terms of knowledge and infrastructure.
He opined, "The quality of the students cannot improve unless the quality of teacher is improved. Teachers should transfer knowledge to students in the right way."
On the occasion, Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Krishna Gopal Shrestha handed over a report including the bases of selection for the President Educational Reform Program and the list of selected projects.
He expressed the conviction that the program would contribute to fulfilling the national aspiration of 'Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepalis'.
The ministry’s Secretary Ram Prasad Thapaliya said that a total 6,921 schools had applied for the program and of these 4,250 schools have been selected.
Director general at the Centre for Education and Human Resource Development, Baikuntha Aryal said a budget of Rs 5 billion 650 million has been allocated for the development of the physical facilities including class rooms, toilets, information technology, labs and libraries, new technologies, physical infrastructures and educational development, data centre etc, at the selected schools.
At the program, PM Oli said the government has been initiating new works and plans one after another and added that the reconstructed historic Dharahara would be inaugurated on April 14 on the Nepali New Year's Day.