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.

The Bhaktapur-based school, Rajarshi Gurukul bagged ‘The Best International School in Nepal 2019’ in Asian Education Leadership Awards 2019, held in Kolkata, India on September 15.

BIRENDRANAGAR, Sept 21: There is a school in front of the house of 10-year-old Samjhana Sunar in Khatigaira village of Dailekh. She keenly watches children go to the school and return back every day. When they play in the ground, she also feels the thrill. But attending the school is a distant dream for her.

SURKHET, Aug 25: Jagat Bhul, 15, does not go to school when it rains heavily. When the monsoon is at its peak, his routine gets disturbed. A local of Ranga village of Kailali, Bhul cannot attend classes even other times if the weather is not fine. Bad weather means risks added to an already perilous journey to the school.

DHADING, Aug 22: Sangeeta Thapa of Khira village in Dhading carries a bundle of grass along with her books while going to school every morning. People used to laugh at her for doing so. Even her parents did not feel comfortable about it. But she carried on with her way of life.

Let the teens sleep

August 17, 2019 01:25 am

It’s already time for school and your teenager is still not ready to wake up.  You tried multiple times to wake him/her up without success.  It’s been a constant struggle ever since your child became a teenager.  You expected with age your child would change his/her behavior.  It changed, but for the worse.  He/she started sleeping more. You are frustrated.

BAGLUNG, August 9: A school head teacher reportedly thrashed a student until he collapsed. The student has also gotten his upper teeth broken in the attack.

Nepal school gets IPC accreditation

August 2, 2019 02:30 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 2: Sanskriti International School has been awarded with prestigious International Primary Curriculum (IPC) Accreditation and has become the first international school to get accredited in South Asia by IPC, UK, the school claimed in a statement issued Thursday.

BHAKTAPUR, July 23: The Constitution of Nepal 2015 empowers local bodies to design and implement their own curriculum for schools. Bhaktapur Municipality has done just that.

MAHOTTARI, July 18: Floodwaters have affected over 100,000 school children in Mahottari district, with 60 percent of the schools inundated and likely to remain closed for a long spell due to extensive damage.

JUMLA, July 13: It takes around two hours for Punnilal Rawat of Ripi village of Jumla to reach his school. The ninth grader said he gets exhausted by the time he reaches school.

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.

KATHMANDU, June 29: Although private schools are found doing relatively well in the Secondary Education Examinations (SEE), many community schools across the country are also found to have attained excellent results.

KATHMANDU, June 28: The performance of public schools continues to remain dismal despite decentralization in the education system, the Secondary Education Examination (SEE) results for 2075 show.

SINDHULI, June 21: The students of Shree Prakashodaya Secondary School of Kholagaun are compelled to study in the verandah of their new school building which was constructed some three months ago.

DHANGADHI, June 16: It has been more than a week since Santoshi Dhami, a 10th grader at Sharada Secondary School, Jugeda, has not been able to go to school as the ravaging storm on June 6 blew her books, notebooks and school uniform.

TIKAPUR, June 13: The poor financial condition of most of the people of Sonaha community living in Geruwa Rural Municipality of Bardiya has compelled their children to assist their families instead of going to schools.

JUMLA, June 9: Establishment of Sija Multiple Campus in Sija village of Jumla district a decade ago had brought smiles to the faces of residents. It was seen as a great achievement. “We were so glad that our kids and the new generation would not have to go far away from home for further studies.

BARA, June 5: Students of Nepal Rastriya Prathamik Vidyalaya of Pheta Rural Municipality have been forced to study under the open sky after their school building collapsed due to a tornado which struck the area two months ago.

DHADING, May 29: Nutrition, comfort, sanitation and so on are not such familiar terms for Fulmaya Chepang of Brushbang hill of Rorang Rural Municipality. She always ate what was available around. There was no choice. Having to get a full meal would be considered a matter of luck. “There was never enough food to eat, even when I was a nursing mother. It has been a life full of miseries,” she laments.

KABUL, May 28: Attacks on schools in Afghanistan increased almost threefold last year, making it increasingly difficult to ensure an education for children in many parts of the country, the United Nations children’s fund UNICEF said on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, May 28: Around 8 million students throughout the country missed their classes on Monday due to a general shutdown called by the outlawed Netra Bikram Chand-led Maoist outfit. The outfit had called the strike after one of its members was killed in police action a few days ago.

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.

A school with just four students

May 11, 2019 08:28 am

RUKUM, May 11: Janasudhar Basic School located at Sisne village of eastern Rukum has three teachers and an office assistant while it has only four students. The school has permission to run classes up to the fifth grade.

Wellness tips for students

May 10, 2019 09:47 am

School and college life can be pretty tough. And often times, parents and teachers make it harder by setting unattainable goals for the students. Psychologists say that cases of fatigue, burnout, and anxiety are quite common among student these days because of the all the pressure that’s heaped on them. But little things can help.

Feelings into Words!

May 6, 2019 11:00 am

I miss the days when I would search for you and would find you with your friends and a beautiful smile on your face which would literally make my day.

DAMAULI, May 5: Six community schools in Anbukhaireni rural municipality are on the verge of closure due to lack of teachers.

JUMLA, May 5: In order to preserve the Khas language which is on the verge of extinction, Tatopani Rural Municipality in the district has decided to introduce language course books at schools in the area.

KATHMANDU, April 29: The government is yet to dispatch 5.5 million copies of school textbooks from Kathmandu to the districts for the new academic session that began from April 14.

POKHARA, April 27: In order to prevent the children of the village from going elsewhere for education, a community-run Shukraraj Secondary School in Pumdibhumdi of Pokhara has introduced free bus service. By doing so, the school hopes to retain children in the village.

PARBAT, April 26: A large number of students in Kushma Municipality have been deprived of textbooks as the local unit has failed to sanction the budget for community schools to buy the textbooks even after the beginning of the new academic year.

Kathmandu, April 23: The reconstruction of 4,476 schools that were damaged by the April 25, 2015 Gorkha Earthquake and its subsequent aftershocks has been completed so far.

KATHMANDU, April 23: A dispute about the post of acting principal at New Baneshwor-based RR Secondary School has led to the manhandling of the acting principal .

RAUTAHAT, April 21: Dozens of schools in Rautahat are being operated breaching the country's laws. The schools have also been granted the permission to run classes till Grade 8 without the permission from the municipalities and rural municipalities concerned.

DHAKA, April 19: A schoolgirl was burned to death in Bangladesh on the orders of her head teacher after she reported him for sexually harassing her, police said Friday.

BHAKTAPUR, April 16: Nationwide school enrolment campaign has kicked off since Monday with the slogan 'Our town our village, bring all children to school'.

KATHMANDU, April 9: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is all set to launch student enrollment campaign within its territory from coming April 15.

Teaching with computers

March 31, 2019 00:25 am

Out of more than 4, 00,000 students appearing for SEE examinations this year, there will be thousands who will be appearing their Computer Science paper. Out of these thousands, there will be a significant sizeable population who will be appearing the subject without having used or even seen computers throughout their school life thus far.

KATHMANDU, March 28: Contractors have completed only 12 percent of the reconstruction work assigned to them at schools affected by the 2015 earthquake in 31 districts. A total of 532 schools were contracted out to them for reconstruction.

JUMLA, March 27: Students of Ganga Devi Elementary School located near the district headquarters Khalanga have started attending classes regularly following the availability of water at the school.

RASUWA, March 23: In a rather bizarre and alarming situation, four public schools in the district of Rasuwa are left without teachers, risking the annual, year-end exams of the students.

The British School (TBS) Kathmandu is all set for ‘The British School Kathmandu Fashion Show 2019’ scheduled for Saturday at Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Soaltee Mode.

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.

KATHMANDU, March 15: Students of Ullens School and staffers from the Himalayan Mountain Initiative played their part to take urgent actions to reduce climate change in the country and across the world.

Kathmandu, March 12: Four thousand one hundred and ninety school structures out of the total schools that were damaged by the Gorkha Earthquake of April, 2015 have been rebuilt so far.

Schools without quality

February 28, 2019 00:30 am

We have a shared responsibility to improve education quality by rooting out ills that plague both government and private schools

ROLPA, Feb 25: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Barshaman Pun has contributed Rs 500,000 to a student stipend fund set up at the Balkalyan Namuna Secondary School at Libang, the district headquarters.

SURKHET, Feb 24: Five years ago, Shambhu Prasad Chaurasiya, the then District Forest Officer (DFO) of Surkhet reached Nalkhola Community Forest to meet Rautes, the last nomadic tribe of Nepal. When he urged the leader of the community Mahin Bahadur Shahi to start agriculture, take up jobs and send their children to school, Shahi said to him, "You become a Raute like us, we will become commoners like you."

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.

Multilingual Tuesdays

February 21, 2019 01:30 am

Whether they start a Multilingual Tuesday program or one called Matribhasha Mangalbar, it is high time that private schools advanced multilingual competence among their students