ROLPA, Jan 25: The importance of computer literacy in the digital world needs no exaggeration. Computer as a subject is thus taught at both community and private schools the countrywide. However, not all schools in the rural zones have computers. A case in a point is Indreshwari Secondary School of Khewase village of Rolpa Municipality - 3 where students do attend a 'computer class' but they have not seen one.
ROLPA, Jan 19: The free tuition classes of Science and Mathematics at different community schools of the 12 districts of Province 5 in view of the nearing Secondary Education Examination (SEE) have drawn flak. While free Science tuition classes are being offered at 742 and Mathematics at 888 schools under the initiative taken by the Social Development Ministry, school teachers and other stakeholders have criticized it as a populist program of the government.
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.
PALPA, July 21: Rambha Rural Municipality has introduced mid-day meal as well as accident\health insurance cover for school-going children of up to the fight grade of all 37 community schools in the rural municipality.
When it comes to government school, most of us carry the mindset of flawed results; let it be on internal examinations or the board examinations. Carrying a defense thought, not every those schools have “not exemplary” result. For example: Bagiswori Secondary School.
ROLPA, June 29: A visually-impaired student, Lokesh Dangi of Balkalyan Secondary School at Liwang, Rolpa, has topped the SEE (Secondary Education Examination) in the district. With a GPA of 3.55, Dangi has scored the highest from the community schools running in the district. Along with Dangi, his elder brother Shishir Dangi has also scored a GPA of 3.5.
SINDHULI, May 25: Girls studying at the community schools in the rural parts of the country often skip their classes while menstruating. The unavailability of sanitary pads is considered a major reason forcing girls to skip school, every month, hampering their education.
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.
KATHMANDU, May 3: Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Giriraj Mani Pokharel has said that the community schools would be transformed by leaps and bound in terms of their quality within the coming 10 years.
BHAIRAHAWA, April 28: At a time when schools across the country are trying several means to attract students, Siyari Rural Municipality has grabbed attention due to one of its recent decision. The rural municipality has made it mandatory for community school students to carry healthy food to school in their tiffin box. If students up to the fifth standard are found reaching school without tiffin, they are likely to be deprived of government facilities. This applies to all community schools.
PARBAT, April 4: With the establishment of more private schools, the education of community schools has been overshadowed. In recent years, the numbers of students are decreasing significantly in community schools, compelling many basic level schools to merge with others.
BANEPA, March 26: E-learning is common in private schools. However, it draws headlines when this happens in community schools. There are a very few community schools in the country to offer this facility and schools of Panauti Municipality have recently made into this list. With the support of donors, the municipality has installed computers and other necessary tools in two schools of Banepa while 10 other schools are in the row to go digital.
KATHMANDU, March 4: The teachers working at community schools working under the government relief quota and at early childhood development centers (ECDCs) centers staged protest in Kathmandu on Sunday against a provision in the draft of the Federal Education Bill.
ROLPA, Feb 3: Just 10 students enrolled at the Chaturbhuj Primary School of Khungri in Rolpa this year. Since some of these students do not attend the school regulary, only five or six students are present in their classes on an average. There are three temporary teachers, one assistant teacher, one permanent teacher, and a peon at the school.
KATHMANDU, Dec 27: Expressing their discontentment over a report prepared “hastily” by the High Level National Education Commission regarding education for all, operators of private schools have warned of a disaster in the education system arguing that the report aims to destabilize private schools.
TANAHU, Dec 16: Providing well cooked and nutritious food to students during tiffin time is not an uncommon practice in private schools. However, this is hardly seen in community schools. But primary level community schools in Magde Rural Municipality are now practicing this trend. Since the last few weeks, children are being provided with school-made meals. And the initiative taken by the rural municipality is basically aimed at excluding junk foods from the student’s tiffin boxes.
ROLPA, Nov 28: Of the 407 community schools in Rolpa, 232 do not have even a single government teacher’s quota and only a very few of the schools have proper building or classrooms. In the lack of such resources schools here are operated in a pathetic condition that is affecting the education of thousands of children.