Education Minister insists on transformation of community schools
May 12, 2019 06:30 PM NPT
SURUNGA, May 12: Minister for Science, Technology and Education Girirajmani Pokhrel has said the concept of a model school was introduced for the transformation of community schools. Stating that efforts for a decade of community schools transformation had begun, he made it clear that the government was working to connect education with science and technology.
While laying a foundation stone for a model school to be developed under the Mahendra Ratna Secondary School at Birtamod-5 today, the Minister insisted that discourse, reforms and revolution were needed in education sector.
"Public education should be the means of eliminating a class system," he said, adding that the concept of model school was envisaged to enhance trust of community schools. He expressed his concern over the dominant mindset that education was a business for making profit which according to him should be eliminated.
He urged the schools not to impose study but identify students' interest first and cater education accordingly.