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.
SARLAHI, Jan 9: Eight-year-old Deepak Majhi has never been to school. Just like other children of the Mushahar community in Gadhetole of Sarlahi, he used to spend time either playing at home or helping parents in their work - at construction sites or in fields. However, his routine has changed these days.