KATHMANDU, July 24: The number of students dropping out of school after reaching higher grades has been increasing. According to the data published by the Center for Education and Human Resource Development (CEHRD), the challenge to keep students from dropping out of school after reaching higher grades in schools is increasing.
KATHMANDU, July 20: Minister for Education, Science and Technology Devendra Poudel has urged Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City Balendra Shah to join hands on 'We Build, Our School Campaign' to ensure reforms in public education institutions.
KATHMANDU, June 14: Students have staged a protest in the capital, demanding the reconstruction of Tri-Chandra Multiple Campus. Students protested in front of the college on Tuesday, demanding reconstruction of the campus building stating that they are forced to study in dilapidated classrooms as the physical infrastructure of the campus has not been rebuilt.
KATHMANDU, June 11: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Mayor Balendra Shah has emphasized the need to take education and health as services and not as money-making businesses. Shah made the remarks during the course of inspecting the newly-constructed building of Chhetrapati Free Clinic and monitoring the services provided by it.
KATHMANDU, June 9: Nepal Workers and Peasants Party lawmaker Prem Suwal has said that the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology is simply not needed if it cannot make secondary level education free.
KATHMANDU, May 11: Felicity Volk, Australian Ambassador to Nepal, led a team of eight Australian government officials in meetings to extend the close relationships between Nepal and Australia in education.
KATHMANDU, April 12: Ambassador of Canada to Nepal, Cameron Dean MacKay paid a courtesy call on Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Devendra Paudel at his office in Singha Durbar today. MacKay is the non-resident ambassador of Canada for Nepal.
RUKUM EAST, Feb 19: 14 schools in Rukum East have been selected for the President Educational Reform Program. The 14 schools at three local levels of the district have been selected under this program linked with physical improvement of schools and information technology.
TULSIPUR, Jan 1: The Lumbini provincial government has allocated Rs. 1.5 million for the scholarship to the children of freed Kamlari in Lamahi, Dang. The allocation is being made in order to address the problems in the education of the former bonded laborers.
KATHMANDU, Dec 22: Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Devendra Paudel has directed a committee formed to monitor foreign universities and teaching institutions being operated in Nepal to submit the field visit report within the next 15 days.
KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that it is the responsibility of the state to create an environment where talent can be utilized in the country and society by getting higher education easily and conveniently at the 47th Convocation ceremony of Tribhuvan University on Monday.
The institutions that shoulder the most crucial responsibilities such as planning our infrastructures, remodeling our education, addressing our financial sector issues, strengthening our health systems, bolstering our national security, maintaining law and order among many others must be designed to withstand any odd circumstances if not to function in the most efficient manner at minimum.
KATHMANDU, June 30: Nepal Engineering College (NEC), a non-profit organization operating in Changunarayan Municipality, Bhaktapur, and Aveiro University, Portugal, signed an agreement today to cooperate for the exchange of students and/or staff in the context of the Erasmus+ Program.
The massive quake of 2015 and its aftermath gave us a very important and essential lesson, that is, the importance of preparedness and awareness. However, we are neither prepared nor aware. So quickly have we utterly forgotten our country’s long history of destructive disasters.
Miss Universe Nepal 2020 Anshika Sharma, established Anshika Education Welfare Foundation with an aim of quality education for all. Anshika used her Miss Universe Nepal 2020 winning prize money, Rs 1,000,000 to support the foundation with its interest from fixed deposit.
KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Chief Executive Officer of Teach for Nepal, Swastika Shrestha has said that their organization is willing to hand over their model of recruiting young people in government schools to the government as the model seems to be working pretty efficiently in enhancing the performance of both the schools and the students.
KATHMANDU, Jan 12: With the Supreme Court scrapping the writ petition demanding not to implement the new curriculum of grades 11 and 12, the new curriculum will be enforced in the schools across the country.
KATHMANDU, December 29: COVID-19 is taking a serious toll on the earnings of an average Nepali and has heightened the risk of falling into the poverty trap, a national survey showed. It also showed that the government assistance and social security allowance to the affected has declined from August to October 2020.
Covid-19 period could be best utilized to bring innovation in teaching and learning. In Nepal, the court and the government are flagrantly playing with future of children, without the slightest compunction.
MYAGDI, Nov 30: Anushka Bhattachan, a sixth grader at Beni Secondary School, met her friends Asima KC and Roshna Chhahari for the first time in nine months. She was elated to have seen her classmates whom she could not meet due to the ongoing restrictions imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
KATHMANDU, Nov 24: The National Examination Board (NEB) is conducting the board examination of grade 12 students from Tuesday amid the heightened risk of coronavirus infection. The exams will end on December 1.
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.
Almost nine million school goers are at home today for more than five months. Sudden announcement of closure of schools on March 18 seems to have impacted the school goers badly. If the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) had been dynamic enough, almost all school goers would have been admitted in the upper grades by mid-April. Education would continue somehow. After all, there were no severe cases of Covid-19 till mid-May.
In times of an emergency like the one we are currently experiencing I am wondering about the role social work as a profession can play and how it can better contribute to the inclusive development of Nepal. There is a common understanding that social work as such is not much of value and it is easily overlooked within the society despite the innumerable socio-economic challenges faced by the nation.
One of the greatest concerns most parents I know experience is: Would we be able to maintain the ‘good enough’ parenting role for our children? How might we nurture the culture, family values and traditions in ways that we inherited from our own parents and grandparents in today’s modern upbringing? But if we pay close attention to what we adults seem to have forgotten, we can indefinitely derive joy and confidence in our life. In this article, I aim to share some of the profound childhood lessons that we parents (or any adults) can recollect from children that may help establish mutually reinforcing positive relationships and help to living our lives with more clarity and joy.
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.
Education sector was comparatively quick to search for an adjustment to address the challenges COVID-19 posed to the system thanks to the information and communication technologies (ICT) capable for the purpose. Private schools and universities starteddelivering online while government has been promoting alternative methods to continue teaching and learning activities through radio and television as well. Nevertheless, the pandemic pedagogy put in place also needs to ponder over the gender concerns to ensure inclusiveness and meaningful participation of the female students.
According to UNESCO, globally about 1.6 billion children, which account for 91 percent of all learners, are currently affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Nepal’s over 7 million school-going children and additional university students have also been severely affected by the closure of educational institutions. When the government started lockdown on March 24, Nepal was already on the tail end of the school year, thus the first three weeks of the closure didn’t have a significant impact on students’ learning activities.
An international expert on transport and highway engineering, after making a visit to major road infrastructures in Nepal, commented that there is no single stretch of road in Nepal that is worth of calling a highway. According to this expert, there are certain parameters for any road to be called highway which is determined on the basis of width of the road, engineering design, geometry, quality of pavement, and provision on safety of pedestrians, passengers and vehicles.