The government has announced free basic education, making it not only free but also mandatory. However, the announcement and policy do not seem to have translated in practice, as confirmed by a recently published study report. According to the study conducted by Center for Education and Human Resource Development, about 800,000 children of school-going age have not even reached the school premises.
SIRAHA, Jan 11: Teaching and learning activities have been affected due to the cold that has been increasing for the past few days. As a result, community schools in Siraha have started announcing the closure.
The erosion of native language skills in Nepali students is a pressing issue that needs to be addressed. By teaching at least half of the subjects in the native language, Nepal can ensure that its students maintain a strong connection to their culture, enhance their cognitive development, and ultimately become more competent in both their native language and English.
For the first time in over three decades, students in public schools in all of Nepal’s 77 districts have received their textbooks on time for the beginning of the school curriculum that started from mid-April.
BIRGUNJ, July 23: Minister of Communications and Information Technology Rekha Sharma has announced to ensure entire telecommunications services to 14 districts, two each from seven provinces across the country.
INARUWA, June 1: Three local levels in Sunsari district have decided to close all public schools within the local levels citing a sharp rise in temperature. All public schools in Inaruwa Municipality have been asked to shut for a week from June 1 to 7, said Inaruwa Municipality Mayor Kedar Bhandari.
KATHMANDU, August 17: The employees, who have been working in the public school for a long time, have announced that they will go on strike from Wednesday, demanding a permanent position. The Nepal Public School Employees' Council (NPSEC) held a public program in Kathmandu on Tuesday and demanded that the situation where they have to work in public schools for a long time at low wages should be ended.
KATHMANDU, May 11: The Government of Nepal has decided to close public as well as private schools for two days a week, effective from May 16. According to Deepak Sharma, the Spokesperson for the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, a decision to this effect has already been taken, and both public and private schools have been directed to follow the decision.
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.
UDUPI, India, Feb 14: A state in southern India re-opened some schools on Monday that had been closed following protests last week over female students not being allowed to wear hijabs, or head-to-toe burqas, in class.
SARLAHI, Jan 31: Students in Sarlahi will be vaccinated against COVID-19 from today. The schools will be open from today till February 4 to administer the second dose of COVID-19 vaccines to the students in the age group of 12 to 17 years.
KATHMANDU, Jan 10: The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) has decided to implement the suggestion of the COVID-19 Crisis Management Coordination Center (CCMC) to close the schools till January 29.
The local governments in the Kavrepalanchowk district have started ordering the closure of schools with increasing cold weather. Three local levels in the district have already ordered schools in their area to close for a week following the fall in mercury caused by the rainfall a few days ago.
KATHMANDU, June 28: The School Management Committees of the government-run community school have complained that the project officials are asking for kickbacks from an initiative to empower rural schools to conduct virtual classes.
KATHMANDU, April 17: The COVID-19 Crisis Management Center (CCMC) has recommended to the government to suspend physical classes of all academic institutions in city areas to reduce the risk of further spread of new variant of COVID-19.
NEPALGUNJ, April 16: COVID-19 is spreading rapidly in Nepalgunj once again. Academic institutions are seen to be highly vulnerable to COVID-19 as a number of students and teachers have already been infected with the virus.
POKHARA, Oct 3: It had been six months since Sakshyam Pathak of Tahanu had not entered his school. He terribly missed his friends and teachers. Just recently, the school administration announced resumption of classes but it said the children cannot be involved in extracurricular activities. Pathak was happy to see his friends after so long, but restrictions on games and sports have put him a bit off.
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.
Due to the threat of coronavirus pandemic, all academic instructions, including schools, colleges, and universities have been shut down. This presents parents with the challenge of entertaining and educating their children during this forced break. I am sure not all children will be excited at the thought of learning during this time, but that situation is going to change soon. The euphoria of a break will soon wear off, and then children will feel pretty empty because the schools will remain closed for at least a few more weeks. Let us not think about more time than that at the moment.
DHADING, Feb 5: The earthquake in 2015 destroyed private homes, schools, hospitals and government buildings. Nearly five years on, post-quake reconstruction has picked up pace and government buildings are once again rising in the district headquarters and millions of rupees has been spent for that. However, the service-seekers are rarely found in these big government buildings.