KATHMANDU, July 11: The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP)-affiliated Rashtriya Prajatantrik Vidyarthi Sangathan (RPVS) has demanded the government ensure free education up to Grade 12 and provide textbooks to the students without any further delay.
First of all, let us congratulate India for celebrating its 71st Republic Day with all the usual tadak-bhadak that comes with hosting a parade. I think our government should also do the same and not confine the usual Republic Day program inside Tundikhel. Our netas and Nepal Army should celebrate all parades out on the streets. Let us all stand by the sidewalks and clap, wave our flags and enjoy the parades outside Tundikhel. Why not host the celebration along the Ring Road route?
Parliament of Nepal enacted Right to Free and Compulsory Education Act in 2018 to implement Article 31 of the constitution. With this, the country has upheld right to education as an enforceable sacrosanct human right. Unlike erstwhile constitutions, the 2015 charter casts an obligation on the state to ensure free education up to the secondary level (from grade nine to 12) and compulsory and free basic education for up to grade eight.
KATHMANDU, Aug 22: The Ministry of Education has altered a provision in the bill on right to education that would require private schools to provide completely free education to at least 25 percent of their students.