I woke up so excitedly that I scurried off to breakfast, packed my bag and headed to school. Bursting thoughts about the gala took over the usual recess buzz as I talked to my friends about it. Some reckoned it to be hard, while others easy, but I assured them that it would be ok

KATHMANDU, April 20: A foundation stone was laid on Friday for the construction of Shree Himalaya Secondary School Building at Byas rural municipality-6, Darchula. The project is funded by the Government of India and its tender cost amounts to Rs.28.20 million.

JHAPA, April 27: Lakhkhi Rajbanshi of Gwala Basti studies in Grade 7. She has to pass through the Indian Seema Suraksha Bal (SSB) post daily on the Nepal-India border to go to her school that lies on the India side of the border.

DHANGADHI, Dec 2: Students have been protesting in Dhangadhi since morning today, defying the prohibitory order issued by the district administration, over the death of 15-year-old Chetana Saud, an 8th grader at Panchodaya Secondary School. The police used force on the students. Some students were beaten and arrested by the police.

KATHMANDU, July 8: A school building has been built with the assistance of the Indian government in Kapilvastu district.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: The government has decided to close schools until January end citing the recent spike in the number of cases of COVID-19.

POKHARA, Nov 14: A huge avalanche that occurred in the Kowang area in Mustang on Sunday left six students studying at a local school injured.

KABUL, May 9: Explosions caused by a car bomb and mortarsoutside a school in the Afghan capital Kabul on Saturday killed at least 55 people and wounded over 150, mostly female students, officialssaid, in an attack President Ashraf Ghani blamed on Talibaninsurgents.

DANG, March 23: One person was killed while 22 others sustained injuries when a school bus met with an accident in Dang on Tuesday morning.

Strict Teacher

November 29, 2020 15:45 pm

They will not listen to you They will do whatever they want to They will try to burn you out They will be stubborn and make you shout

Schools to reopen after chhath festival

November 12, 2020 08:35 am

The government has decided to open schools on the basis of the COVID-19 risk zone. The schools in least affected or risk free zones will be opened gradually following proper health safety measures.

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: A school in Kageshwori Manohara Municipality has resumed physical classes after the hiatus of seven months due to the lockdown enforced by the government to contain the spread of COVID-19.

This incident traumatized her, and affected EVERY part of her life. She started showing signs of clinical depression. It did not help when her best friend judged her for playing the victim. That was the last straw for her. She decided that no one could be trusted and she needed to keep shut.

In this uncertain situation, educational institutes such as schools and colleges have taken the advantage of technology to let their students gain knowledge and get them engaged in some ways, when there is no school at all. However, due to various circumstances only few students are being able to utilize it fully.

KHOTANG, July 8: As a record number of children and youths are unable to attend schools due to lockdown measures enforced by the government to contain possible spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), some schools in Khotang district in the eastern part of the country have decided to try a different model of teaching.

KATHMANDU, April 23: The government has said that it is mulling over introducing a ‘digital education system’ for schools to continue the teaching and learning process even during the nationwide lockdown which was enforced a month ago to fight the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

KATHMANDU, March 18: The government on Wednesday to close schools, colleges and childhood development centers till April 12 to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Education systems around the world

February 14, 2020 11:42 am

Education systems, especially in the recent years, have been quite a topic of conversation. And for good reasons. With mental health becoming a growing concern and schools often being viewed as a preliminary institution responsible for producing a docile workforce, it’s only understandable why people wish to see a drastic change in the field. Here we bring you different education systems around the world.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Jan 9: The earthquake-ravaged Ratna Rajya Secondary School of Sindhupalchowk has got three newly-built blocks and other infrastructures worth Rs 1 billion with the financial support from the Chinese government. The light maroon buildings with a total of 137 rooms set up against the backdrop of scenic mountains to the north make the school arguably the “costliest ” community school in the country. To the south of the school flows Bhramayani River. The new look of the school has left teachers and students awestruck.

ROLPA, Dec 20: Phoolmaya Pariyar, 14, of Phalja, Rolpa Municipality-9, rushes to school at 7:30 am everyday. She can’t even have her meal properly. After walking for about three hours, she reaches her school.

School students lament irregular classes

November 25, 2019 08:20 am

JUMLA, Nov 25: Pujan Kumar Upadhyay, a 10th grader at Kanakasundari Secondary School of Jumla sat for his terminal examinations recently. He performed poorly. In the examinations, he was asked questions from the chapters which were not taught by the teachers yet. "It was the same for English, Maths and Science. We were asked questions from the chapters which were never discussed in the classroom," he reported.

HONG KONG, Nov  20 :  Hong Kong schools reopened Wednesday after a six-day shutdown but students and commuters faced transit disruptions as the last protesters remained holed up on a university campus.

ARGHAKHANCHI, Sept 28 : Bal Basic School of Thati village in Sandhikharka Municipality of Arghakhanchi is ‘a school for the poor’. Well-off families hardly send their children to this school which has no proper classrooms, let alone advanced facilities.

The Bhaktapur-based school, Rajarshi Gurukul bagged ‘The Best International School in Nepal 2019’ in Asian Education Leadership Awards 2019, held in Kolkata, India on September 15.

BIRENDRANAGAR, Sept 21: There is a school in front of the house of 10-year-old Samjhana Sunar in Khatigaira village of Dailekh. She keenly watches children go to the school and return back every day. When they play in the ground, she also feels the thrill. But attending the school is a distant dream for her.

SURKHET, Aug 25: Jagat Bhul, 15, does not go to school when it rains heavily. When the monsoon is at its peak, his routine gets disturbed. A local of Ranga village of Kailali, Bhul cannot attend classes even other times if the weather is not fine. Bad weather means risks added to an already perilous journey to the school.

DHADING, Aug 22: Sangeeta Thapa of Khira village in Dhading carries a bundle of grass along with her books while going to school every morning. People used to laugh at her for doing so. Even her parents did not feel comfortable about it. But she carried on with her way of life.

Let the teens sleep

August 17, 2019 01:25 am

It’s already time for school and your teenager is still not ready to wake up.  You tried multiple times to wake him/her up without success.  It’s been a constant struggle ever since your child became a teenager.  You expected with age your child would change his/her behavior.  It changed, but for the worse.  He/she started sleeping more. You are frustrated.

BAGLUNG, August 9: A school head teacher reportedly thrashed a student until he collapsed. The student has also gotten his upper teeth broken in the attack.

Nepal school gets IPC accreditation

August 2, 2019 02:30 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 2: Sanskriti International School has been awarded with prestigious International Primary Curriculum (IPC) Accreditation and has become the first international school to get accredited in South Asia by IPC, UK, the school claimed in a statement issued Thursday.

BHAKTAPUR, July 23: The Constitution of Nepal 2015 empowers local bodies to design and implement their own curriculum for schools. Bhaktapur Municipality has done just that.

MAHOTTARI, July 18: Floodwaters have affected over 100,000 school children in Mahottari district, with 60 percent of the schools inundated and likely to remain closed for a long spell due to extensive damage.

JUMLA, July 13: It takes around two hours for Punnilal Rawat of Ripi village of Jumla to reach his school. The ninth grader said he gets exhausted by the time he reaches school.

Letter to SEE graduates

July 1, 2019 09:45 am

I extend my warmest congratulations on your recent SEE results. If you have achieved what you deserved, be happy. If you haven’t got good grades, do not worry. The result is not always in our hands. Needless to say that it is not the sole indicator of your performance. So, relax and don’t lose your hope that you are capable of so many other amazing things.

KATHMANDU, June 29: Although private schools are found doing relatively well in the Secondary Education Examinations (SEE), many community schools across the country are also found to have attained excellent results.

KATHMANDU, June 28: The performance of public schools continues to remain dismal despite decentralization in the education system, the Secondary Education Examination (SEE) results for 2075 show.

SINDHULI, June 21: The students of Shree Prakashodaya Secondary School of Kholagaun are compelled to study in the verandah of their new school building which was constructed some three months ago.

DHANGADHI, June 16: It has been more than a week since Santoshi Dhami, a 10th grader at Sharada Secondary School, Jugeda, has not been able to go to school as the ravaging storm on June 6 blew her books, notebooks and school uniform.

TIKAPUR, June 13: The poor financial condition of most of the people of Sonaha community living in Geruwa Rural Municipality of Bardiya has compelled their children to assist their families instead of going to schools.

JUMLA, June 9: Establishment of Sija Multiple Campus in Sija village of Jumla district a decade ago had brought smiles to the faces of residents. It was seen as a great achievement. “We were so glad that our kids and the new generation would not have to go far away from home for further studies.

BARA, June 5: Students of Nepal Rastriya Prathamik Vidyalaya of Pheta Rural Municipality have been forced to study under the open sky after their school building collapsed due to a tornado which struck the area two months ago.

DHADING, May 29: Nutrition, comfort, sanitation and so on are not such familiar terms for Fulmaya Chepang of Brushbang hill of Rorang Rural Municipality. She always ate what was available around. There was no choice. Having to get a full meal would be considered a matter of luck. “There was never enough food to eat, even when I was a nursing mother. It has been a life full of miseries,” she laments.

KABUL, May 28: Attacks on schools in Afghanistan increased almost threefold last year, making it increasingly difficult to ensure an education for children in many parts of the country, the United Nations children’s fund UNICEF said on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, May 28: Around 8 million students throughout the country missed their classes on Monday due to a general shutdown called by the outlawed Netra Bikram Chand-led Maoist outfit. The outfit had called the strike after one of its members was killed in police action a few days ago.

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.

A school with just four students

May 11, 2019 08:28 am

RUKUM, May 11: Janasudhar Basic School located at Sisne village of eastern Rukum has three teachers and an office assistant while it has only four students. The school has permission to run classes up to the fifth grade.

Wellness tips for students

May 10, 2019 09:47 am

School and college life can be pretty tough. And often times, parents and teachers make it harder by setting unattainable goals for the students. Psychologists say that cases of fatigue, burnout, and anxiety are quite common among student these days because of the all the pressure that’s heaped on them. But little things can help.

Feelings into Words!

May 6, 2019 11:00 am

I miss the days when I would search for you and would find you with your friends and a beautiful smile on your face which would literally make my day.

DAMAULI, May 5: Six community schools in Anbukhaireni rural municipality are on the verge of closure due to lack of teachers.

JUMLA, May 5: In order to preserve the Khas language which is on the verge of extinction, Tatopani Rural Municipality in the district has decided to introduce language course books at schools in the area.