KATHMANDU, Oct 2: National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), Norwegian Embassy to Nepal and United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to launch a project for the reconstruction of 24 quake-hit schools in various districts.

TANAHUN, Aug 19: Students at Bishnu Secondary School of Nahala, Bandipur Rural Municipality-1, who were facing drinking water problems now have access to drinking water.

KATHMANDU, May 23: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has called on community and private schools to work for the enhancement of quality education so that no Nepali have to go aboard in search of quality education.

KATHMANDU, May 7: About 10 percent schools in Kathmandu Valley were closed on Monday owing to a rumor of general strike in Valley.

KATHMANDU, April 27: The government has shown negligence over multiple errors in the textbooks for private schools, which were given to students at the beginning of the new academic session.

KHOTANG, April 27: More than a decade has elapsed since the government adopted the policy of 'education for all' but not all students in the country go to schools.

KATHMANDU, March 21: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is making preparation requiring all schools in the metropolis to install the national flag and have their name plates written in the Devanagari script. The Nepali language is written in the Devanagari script.

Schools closed for 'Mahayagya'

March 5, 2019 05:53 am

BIRGUNJ, March 4: Birgunj Metropolitan City has called for the closure of schools in and around the main city in view of the Ashwamedh Mahayaga that kicked off on Sunday. The schools will remain closed till Tuesday until the religious function concludes. According to the metropolis, the decision was taken for the safety of children amid excessive traffic congestion during the event.

REPUBLICAKATHMANDU, March 1: Students of government schools in five mountain districts have yet to get textbooks although the new academic session in those districts began on February 13.

MAHOTTARI, Jan 21: Over 35 schools in Mahottari do not have government quota for teachers. Similarly, nobody really takes notice whether the teacher-student ratio in these schools is fair.

BAITADI, Jan 4: The District Police Office, Baitadi has started a campaign to check cyber crime that is increasing lately.

School kids grill PM over Nirmala case

January 1, 2019 19:18 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 1: Students from various schools have grilled Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli over the rape-and-murder case of Nirmala Panta.

NUWAKOT, Nov 27: In lack of separate toilets for girls, Binita Regmi, an eleventh grader at Niranjana Secondary School (NSS) of Belkotgadhi Municipality-10 had to go through great ordeal especially during menstruation.

Upper Dolpa schools closed for six months

November 24, 2018 17:00 pm

DOLPA, Nov 24: The schools in the northern region of Dolpa district have closed for six months with the increase in cold.

GORKHA, Oct 24: Kalikadevi Jhalak Primary School of Gorkha Municipality-1 Taple is one among dozens of schools which is yet to be reconstructed post earthquake. The construction of the building began some three years ago. However, as of now, only a pillar stands in the ground floor.

MYAGDI, Sept 13: Two school buildings and a toilet have been swept away by the swollen Raghuganga River in the district on Thursday.

Exhibiting student’s art at SAG

August 26, 2018 11:34 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: “A person without art, music, and literature is just like an animal without a tail.” This is one of the moral lessons mentioned in ‘Hitopadesha’. Likewise, one can have a true characteristic of humans, only after having the knowledge of these very things.  Realizing this fact, schools these days include art, music, and literature in their curriculum.

SURKHET, Aug 6: Bheriganga Municipality has prohibited the use of mobile phones and junk foods in schools with the aim to improve education quality at the local level.

BANEPA, Aug 5: Ubiquitous learning or u-learning; is not yet a much heard term in the country. However, this ‘portable’ teaching technique is being adopted to teach community kids in some districts including Banepa.

KATHMANDU, July 10: Failure of Kathmandu District Education Office to provide records of secondary level schools to the local levels (Kathmandu Metropolitan City) has affected due process.

KATHMANDU, July 7: The private schools have been charging admission fees for grade 11 against the rules. The schools are reportedly charging Rs 20,000 to 35,000 as admission fees in Grade 11. The Education Act 2017 has categorized Grade 0 to 12 as school education. Once the student is enrolled in a class of a school, the student doesn't have to pay admission fees till Grade 12 in the same school.

KATHMANDU, July 4:Ten secondary schools based in Annapurna Annapurna Rural Municipality in Myagdi, the district in province 4, are likely to begin tele-teaching classes from the very first month of upcoming fiscal year. Preparations are going on in full-swing towards this end.

ENGLAND, July 3: Some 40 secondary schools in England have banned girls from wearing skirts, one month after a school in Oxfordshire recommended it's male students wear them to deal with soaring temperatures. Schools are opting for gender-neutral uniforms to encompass transgender students, with others consulting on a ban.

British Council Nepal handed the International School Award (ISA) to 19 schools in Nepal and reaccredited four schools at their award ceremony in an event held on Monday in Kathmandu. The press statement released by British Council Nepal stated the award was endorsed by the Department of Education. The organization has been awarding Nepali schools through the program for the past six years.

MYAGDI, June 26: Annapurna Rural Municipality of Myagdi district has provided smart TV sets to 10 secondary schools in the rural municipality for operating tele-teaching.

World Cup fever grips schools

June 26, 2018 04:30 am

KATHMANDU, June 26: With the advent of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia, the hype for this word-class international tournament has burgeoned in Nepal, particularly in the schools.

MOHOTTARI, June 24: Minister for Education, Science and Technology, Giriraj Mani Pokharel, has inaugurated Maithili classes at four schools in Mahottari district.

Majority of private schools remain shut after All Nepal National Independent Students Union called astrike.

PARSA, June 12: All community and institutional schools at four local-level in Parsa district have been shut from today after students started suffering from different diseases due to scorching heat.

NEPANGUNJ, June 2 : Authorities have taken action against two private schools in Duduwa rural municipality of Banke for operating against set standards.

CHITWAN, May 29: Disproportionate tea-cher-student ratio, lack of infrastructures and poor management committees are common problems of community schools in Madi. However, Madi Municipality is now set to change this. With an aim to ensure quality education in schools, the municipality office has decided to merge them.

ILAM, May 27: The Maijogmai rural municipality in Ilam will be depriving its representatives and employees of three percent of their salaries if they admit their children in private schools.

JUMLA, May 26: With a sudden increase in the number of schools in Jumla, the trend of hiring private teachers has also grown. However, as the schools are not in a position to pay salary of the teachers on their own, they urge for help from the guardians.

KATHMANDU, May 24: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday issued a stay order against the compulsory admission of public office holders' children in community schools.

KATHMANDU, May 22: The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) has done nothing to implement the agreement reached more than two weeks ago to scrap the fee hike by private schools. As a result, the deal is unlikely to be implemented this year too like in the previous years.

JUMLA, May 21: The schools of Patarasi Rural Municipality of Jumla wear a deserted look as students have headed toward highlands for picking yarsagumba, a prized medicinal herb with aphrodisiacal properties.

Sorry state of community schools

May 19, 2018 11:03 am

SIRAHA, May 19: Despite being enrolled in school for the last five years, Santoshi Kumari cannot read and write her name. She had joined school when she was five years old and now she is 10. However, the fifth grader was never taught alphabets in school. She admits was not regular to school either.

Under an accessibility program to educate rural children in Gorkha, English classes have been launched in Gorkha. The program organized by Calls over Ridges, an INGO based in Taiwan, aims at enhancing interpersonal and intrapersonal skills of school students.

KATHMANDU, May 7: After persistent pressure from student unions, the private schools have finally agreed to refund the hiked fees to the guardians.

KATHMANDU, May 6: Private schools have agreed to refund illegally raised fees after continuous pressure of joint students unions after a five point agreement.

RUKUM, May 6: With the beginning of ‘Yarsha season’, schools in the eastern part of Rukum have announced vacation. They will resume classes only after a month when locals will be get home after collecting yarsa gumba.

De-stressing schools

May 6, 2018 00:09 am

If students are guided well by parents and teachers, they will be able to make their academic dreams come true.

Get them to schools

May 2, 2018 01:00 am

Though the constitution grants every child access to quality education, a large majority of schools are not accessible for children with disabilities

BHAKTAPUR, April 27: Unitized Students' Organization has launched a campaign to submit memorandum to all local levels demanding rollback of recently-hiked fees in private schools. The organization today submitted the memo to Bhaktapur Municipality Mayor Sunil Prajapati to this effect.

KATHMANDU, April 27: With most parents switching to private schools citing poor results by public schools, the Ministry of Education (MoE) is preparing to introduce new policies and programs aimed at improving education at public schools.

GORKHA, April 27: Following the devastating 2015 earthquake, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) took the responsibility of reconstructing 58 school buildings in quake epicenter Gorkha district. However, three years on, JICA has completed the construction of only one building so far.

RAMECHHAP, April 26: The school building of Rudrascheswar High School of Manthali Municipality-7 in Ramechhap district turned into rubble after the devastating earthquake of 2015.

KATHMANDu, April 24: A joint student unions' meeting has announced programmes of fresh protests against the decision of private schools to increase fees in the academic session.

MAHOTTARI, April 23 : Dozens of children unable to join schools due to lack of birth certificates have been admitted to community schools under recommendation of the Gaushala municipality here.

KATHMANDU, April 21: While parents who purchase text books for their children from bookstores receive up to 15 percent discount on their purchase, they do not get it if their children are studying in schools where books are provided by the school itself or by the bookstores recommended by the school.