Born different, Born able

May 18, 2019 18:05 pm

‘K herya’ is the sticker in my phone to show when people stare at me for too long,” says Rewati.

KATHMANDU, May 15: The Human Trafficking Control Section at the Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens (MoWCSC) is planning to work on the concluding observations made in November 2018 by the UN CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against women) Committee on Nepal's sixth periodic report.

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 9: Former Chief Justice Kalyan Kumar Shrestha has stressed the need to change the existing educational system.

ROLPA, May 4: In the last one decade, road networks across the country have remarkably expanded including in the high hills of Rolpa. Poor engineering or haphazard opening of tracks has been blamed for environmental hazards as well. Amid this, a local unit here in eastern Rolpa has decided to shift its focus from roads to education.

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.

Giving voice to urban youth

May 3, 2019 09:57 am

The team at Shilpee Theatre has decided to keep things realistic for “Symphony of Storm”, their new play that circles around the “storm” that comes with being a teenager in our society, encapsulating different dimensions of the teenage life ranging from education and family matters to love.

KATHMANDU, April 27: Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Giriraj Mani Pokhrel, has described the education as a foundation infrastructure for nation's development.

Think beyond training

April 17, 2019 01:00 am

Continuing professional development method is slowly being recognised in Nepal as a key motivator for teachers to develop their skills and knowledge

When a Nepali student graduates with a Bachelor’s (undergraduate) degree, and wants to pursue a Master’s or a PhD (graduate degrees) there are a handful of accredited universities to choose from at home. Naturally neighboring countries, China, India and Bangladesh are hot favorites to study medicine, engineering and accounts. But there are others like me, young dreamers infatuated by the American dream, the United States (US) is the top choice. The reason being that the US is home to many prestigious universities and hosts more number of international students (1.1 million) than any other country.

NEPALGUNJ/RUKUM, April 8: Four-year-old Ravin Khatri, living in Rukum (west) jail with his mother, has been granted a birth certificate giving him opportunity to pursue education which they had been longing for.

Reforming education

April 4, 2019 00:30 am

Those who vowed to transform education system are in power today. But they have not done much

POKHARA, March 18: A community school in Pokhara continues to attract students in a significant number in the past three years when the ‘declining’ quality of education in community schools is the concern of the state, stakeholders concerned as well as parents.

COX’S BAZAR, March 18: Sixteen-year-old Kefayat Ullah walked to his school in southern Bangladesh in late January, as he had done most days for the previous six years, to find that - despite being one of the top students in his class - he had been expelled.

KATHMANDU, March 12: A meeting of the India-Nepal Joint Project Monitoring Committee to review the progress ofpost-earthquake reconstruction of projects in housing, education, health and cultural heritage sectors was held in Kathmandu, on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, March 11: The Janak Education Materials Center (JEMC), the state-owned publications, has claimed that the school textbooks of Grades 1-10 are almost ready for the academic session beginning April 14.

KATHMANDU, March 4: In the wake of the problems faced by Nepali students in Australia, the director of Expert Education and Visa Services (EEVS), Khem Sangraula, has said that his consultancy is constantly in touch with the students it sent to Australia for studies.

KATHMANDU, March 4: The government is planning to announce that Nepal has achieved 100 percent literacy later this year by exaggerating the progress made on the education front.

Unlearning how children learn

February 28, 2019 17:46 pm

We teach children in ways adults feel are most effective. But would it not be more effective to build learning systems around how children learn naturally on their own? Should we teach children how they should learn, or should we be teaching them in ways they learn best?

Heavy snowfall affects Jumla schools

February 23, 2019 04:00 am

JUMLA, Feb 23: Heaps of snow piled up in the high mountainous regions of Jumla have prevented many schools from resuming their classes after the winter vacation.

What ails our education?

February 23, 2019 01:00 am

We cannot expect much from the teachers who passed their exams by reading the guide books and guess papers, or by cheating

Quest to educate

February 18, 2019 19:55 pm

"While reflecting back into those years in Dolpa, I strongly feel that phase of my life has changed my outlook toward life. Every moment I realized what I have lost staying in Dolpa and what I have gained staying in Dolpa."

SARLAHI, Feb 18: All community schools in Ishwarpur Municipality of Sarlahi remained closed on Sunday after some locals thrashed teachers of Janata Secondary School (JSS), Shreenagar.

Shree Panchami being observed

February 10, 2019 07:45 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: Shree Panchami, also known as Basanta Panchami, a festival dedicated to Saraswati, the goddess of learning, wisdom, music and fine arts, is being observed across the country today.

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February 7, 2019 18:00 pm

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CHITWAN: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has highlighted the significance of education for the prosperity of human life.

Changing lives

February 1, 2019 08:01 am

24 children from ages five to 10 come to Child Education Service Center in Dhungedhara every morning at 10. For the past 12 years, Child Education Services has been dedicated to providing childcare and basic education to children belonging to families with limited financial means. Here the children of laborers, house helps, road cleaners, sand sifters, and many single parents study and play together free of cost.

Reforming higher education

January 24, 2019 01:30 am

Higher education strategies that perform well over time are those that are aligned well with and designed to address national development priorities

School student goes missing

January 15, 2019 11:08 am

KAVREPALANCHOWK, Jan 15: A girl student who went educational tour from Uma Sahasikshyalaya Higher Secondary School based in Mandan Deupur Municipality-11, Gairathok has remained out of contact for the past four days.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: Australia Education Expo-2019 is going to be organized at Hotel Yak and Yeti, Durbar Marg, Kathmandu on Saturday.

BIRATNAGAR, Jan 3: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said education should be developed in a way it reflects time.

Abolish private education?

January 2, 2019 01:30 am

To truly counter arguments about abolishing it, private sector education must rethink its socioeconomic roles in the new national context, creating robust models of faculty development

TU holds 44th convocation

January 1, 2019 07:22 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: Tribhuvan University (TU) held its 44th convocation on Monday. Out of the total 73,901 graduates who passed between June 1, 2017 and June 14, 2018, from the TU colleges, about 10,000 took part in the convocation ceremony held on the premises of the Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk, on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: The Government of Japan has pledged to provide Rs 9.5 million in assistance to build the classrooms of Basudev Das Rastriya Basic School at Lagma in Nagarain Municipality, Dhanusha.

The sorry state of education in Rolpa

December 25, 2018 07:45 am

ROLPA, Dec 25: Jaljala Multiple Campus in Libang, the headquarters of Rolpa district, has its own big building and enough classrooms and teachers. The campus runs undergraduate courses in Education, Humanities and Management streams. The number of registered students in the three streams is not that discouraging; there are around 100 students registered in the first year, 95 in the second year, 72 in the third year and 65 in the fourth year. However, the problem is hardly 25 percent of these students attend the classes.

ROLPA, Dec 22: A for army, B for bomb and C for communist. This was how students used to be taught in Rolpa schools during the conflict days. The Regional Public Education Department established by the then rebels had introduced the people-oriented education (janabadi education) and the curriculum was targeted for students from fourth to 10th grades. Most of the schools in the district and even beyond the border would follow the guideline. Whatever was taught then has now been confined to history.

Let women work

December 22, 2018 00:05 am

Our society does not encourage women to develop entrepreneurship skill even if they are capable of doing so

Shamser’s own traumatic childhood experiences convinced him that violence is never the best way to educate children – and he has made it his mission to promote violence-free schooling in Nepal.

BAJHANG, Dec 21:  As the mercury dropped following the recent snowfalls, schools in Bajhang district are conducting classes on open grounds to stave off the extreme cold.

Ready to work

December 18, 2018 01:00 am

There seems to be a huge gap between what the industry is looking for and what the colleges and universities are producing

PAKISTAN, Dec 14: At the Tanjai Cheena school in northwest Pakistan students squeeze into makeshift classrooms where plastic tarps serve as walls and electricity is sparse, as a surging population overstretches the country's fragile education system.

NEPALGUNJ, Dec 6: A majority of the girl students in community schools in the Nepalgunj Sub-Metropolitan City were found not attending their schools during their monthly period.

JUMLA, Nov 22: Amid deteriorating quality of education, Tatopani rural municipality has started "rural municipality level examination."

ROLPA, Nov 22: Amongst the 21 community schools of Triveni Rural Municipality of Rolpa, the performance of students of 10 schools in the district level examination was very dismal last year.

The touch of true Entrepreneurship

November 18, 2018 11:44 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 18: Resulting in lack of clear policies, entrepreneurship has not been able to flourish in Nepal like other countries globally. Also, entrepreneurial education seems to be at a primitive stage. Amidst the unfavorable situation for aspiring innovators in Nepal, there are some believers who still stay back to pen a better future.

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: According to the 2018 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange data released by IIE and the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the number of Nepali students studying in the United States has increased by 14.3 percent over the prior year. The report shows the number of Nepali students in the United States has once again posted the highest growth among the top 25 sending countries, and increased to a record level, totaling 13,270 – the third year in a row to see growth.  Nepal  now ranks 10th among the top 25 for undergraduate students in the U.S.

MYAGDI Nov 14: CPN chair and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said the existing education policy needed change to achieve the goal of socialism mentioned in the constitution.

Fifty-two-year-old Raj Kumar Sah calls himself an uneducated business person. “I have only studied up to the second standard. Back then, fifth graders used to be our teachers”, says the father of three daughters and three sons. Raj Kumar was a scavenger when he first started working in Kathmandu. Later, he traveled back to his home district Sarlahi and started a small shop there. His wife currently looks after the shop.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: ‘Teach For Nepal,’ a campaign launched in 2013 to address the inequality in education in Nepal, is all set to host a global conference from Wednesday.

Making education three-dimensional

October 23, 2018 01:30 am

Higher education must be a three-dimensional deal, one that includes acquiring knowledge, developing skills for the workplace, and having meaningful experiences to shape learners for a lifetime