KATHMANDU, Sept 28: Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of India in Kathmandu Ajay Kumar inaugurated a school building of Kuleshwor Awas Secondary School in Kathmandu on Saturday.

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.

Plans to run a special project to provide cloud computing training to 2,000 IT students in Nepal and offer job placement within the country and globally

'NAAER Australian Education Fair’ has been concluded in the capital on Thursday. Organized by Nepalese Association of Australian Education Representatives (NAAER) at Hotel Annapurna, the education fair welcomed hundreds of students, who came to know about various Australian colleges and universities.

Review SSDP, scrap the project if needed

September 17, 2019 02:00 am

Review SSDP, scrap the project if needed

KATHMANDU, Sept 7: The number of foreigners aspiring to learn the languages spoken in Nepal has witnessed a sharp increase.

I wonder who has to blame for their condition? Is it the situations – if yes, till when we should blame it?

BHAIRAHAWA, Aug 27: Students studying in community schools in Rohini rural municipality, Rupandehi, from now on, don’t have to drop their studies due to heavy cost on studies.

SURKHET, Aug 27: The stakeholders have expressed commitment to make all schools safe within 10 years by implementing the Comprehensive School Safety Action Plan with the support of the local government.

ROLPA, Aug 23: Of 3,531 examinees from Rolpa in the last academic year, 2,198 are appearing for SEE grade improvement examination that started on Sunday this week.

Deschooling education

August 22, 2019 01:30 am

Every class has students capable of becoming singers, dancers, poets, athletes and actors but our education system is discouraging them every moment

BANKE, Aug 15: The Gyanodaya Community Library and Resource Centre Kohalpur has operated ward-level mobile library programme for advancing reading culture.

KATHMANDU, Aug 12: Chairperson of ruling Nepal Communist Party Pushpa Kamal Dahal has urged the concerned stakeholders to contribute honestly for the qualitative development of the education sector.

What are we teaching?

August 8, 2019 02:00 am

Nepal has been spending a lot of money for public education. In fiscal year 2017/18, the country allocated Rs 126 billion.

KATHMANDU, Aug 7: A national review of government investment in school sector development conducted by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has shown that 72 percent of students in Grade V has failed to achieve basic minimum learning in mathematics.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: Everest Bank Ltd has handed over a check for Rs 500,000 as a continuation of its support to Teach for Nepal under its CSR initiative on education.

SURKHET, Aug 5: Sudip Sigdel of Solukhumbu has not completed higher secondary level of education yet. While he pays around 50,000 to the school for his 18-month course, he says that he has been able to earn more than that from his agricultural skills.

Decline in education outcome

July 31, 2019 02:00 am

The result of Grade XII examinations, which was published on Monday, has come as yet another reminder of how quality of education in our schools is declining,

Localizing knowledge production

July 25, 2019 01:30 am

Universities in developing countries must create new knowledge as their primary mission, especially for social progress and in the national interest

The international airline company, Etihad Airways has introduced a nutritional education program for underprivileged children in Nepal.

PARBAT, July 18: Technology-friendly education, which was mostly limited to schools in cities and towns until a few years ago has reached remote villages in recent years. With internet connectivity getting more comprehensive, schools in rural areas these days compete for digital excellence.

Burden of books

July 17, 2019 01:30 am

Different studies have shown that heavy school bags have multiple negative effects on students, including physical, psychological and economic impacts

Education is killing

July 14, 2019 01:30 am

Rising cases of suicide by students for failing the exams calls for immediate incorporation of emotional and psychological counseling in our pedagogy

A story of two students...

July 11, 2019 08:20 am

I put out my hand, I put out my hand. I get given a pencil, I get given a beating. My teacher begins to speak, My teacher begins to speak. I don’t understand what’s being taught, I don’t understand what’s being taught.

KATHMANDU, July 10: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has urged the Tribhuvan University to bring educational programs to produce capable human resources in order to fulfill country's need.

GORKHA, July 7: On Friday, Bhimsen Thapa Rural Municipality became the third local unit of Gorkha to publicize its policies and programs. So as to impress the locals, the rural municipality has announced some really interesting programs for the upcoming fiscal year.

Reimagining education

July 7, 2019 02:00 am

Students need to be trained to challenge conventional wisdom and to create new ideas. These skills can be garnered if students are allowed free thought and taught questioning skills

KATHMANDU, July 4: Government offers various kinds of scholarships for students, but in lack of proper information and awareness, students are unable to utilize their right to scholarship.

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.

Falling behind in SEE

June 30, 2019 11:56 am

Nepal’s public schools have rarely become the story of success in Nepal’s broader education paradigm.

BEJHAD, June 27: Rampur municipality here has announced a policy of providing free education up to the Master's level to daughters to be born henceforth in the municipality.

KATHMANDU, June 26: The Fourth Walkathon will be organized coming Saturday in Kathmandu, to symbolically draw the attention of concerned authorities to the plight facing rural school children who around bound to walk for hours to get to education.

KATHMANDU, June 11: The International Conference on Internationalization of University Education organized by Tribhuvan University has adopted a 17-point declaration regarding reforms in higher education.

On education, keep your promise

June 10, 2019 02:00 am

Nepali politicians fail to keep their promises, most of the times. They promised us prosperity and development, but they are nowhere in our sight. Instead, we are battling with same little problems—unpaved roads, dust pollution, unavailability of drinking water and so on.

KATHMANDU, June 9: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said the University education should be compatible with time and people-oriented.

CHITWAN, June 8: Manika Praja of Kunagaun village of Madi Municipality used to walk for over an hour everyday to reach her school located at Kharkatta village. While returning home, the distance would feel even longer as she would be exhausted due to the long hours of study at the school. Praja would have to walk for at least three hours every day to get education.

KATHMANDU, June 7: Nepal has the potential to double its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita in the long run if it achieves the benchmarks of complete education and full health, the latest report of the World Bank states.

KATHMANDU, June 1: A meeting with the aim to further strengthen the world-wide 'education for all' drive has begun here on Saturday.

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KATHMANDU, May 23: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has called on community and private schools to work for the enhancement of quality education so that no Nepali have to go aboard in search of quality education.

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.