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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.