Free education by law

November 25, 2019 08:29 am

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.

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: The constitution of Nepal in its schedule 8 has given the right to the local governments to manage basic and secondary level education. The recently adopted 21-point education policy 2019 has empowered the local level governments by stating that they can appoint teachers on their own.