In recent years, a growing number of students have approached me for migration certificates or recommendation letters to leave the country and study abroad. To the questions, ‘Why do you want to leave your parents and homeland and go abroad? Why don’t you study in Nepal?’, they had answers or counter questions that explained the thought process behind their decision.

BHAKTAPUR, Sept 26: The National Examinations Board (NEB) has started conducting grade increment examinations for class 12 students from today.

TIKAPUR, Sept 11: At least 15 young students were injured when a bus carrying students of Tripat Vidya Niketan in Tikapur plunged into an irrigation canal. The bus with license plate number Na 5 Kha 4564, which was carrying the school students, fell into the Rani canal.

It is imperative to remember that it is not the departure of students that will haunt us, but it is their unwillingness to return that will.

KATHMANDU, July 7: Chairman KP Sharma Oli of the CPN-UML has extended his warm congratulations to the students who successfully passed the Secondary Education Examination (SEE) this year.

The results of the Secondary Education Examination (SEE) announced on Thursday have brought a glimmer of hope to the education sector, indicating a significant improvement compared to the previous year. The number of students achieving higher GPAs has seen a commendable increase, as revealed by the National Examination Board.

KATHMANDU, June 30: Students from various schools came together to participate in a joyous rice planting ceremony held at Tarakeswar, Kathmandu, organized by MDS Agro Farming.

BARA, May 22: Some students vandalized Suwarna Municipality’s office in Kawahigoth, Bara today.

Australia has always remained the top notch academic destination for Nepali students. As articulated by the Australian Government Department of Education, 43,282 Nepali students are studying Australian courses for January 2023 session compared to 57,182 students for January-December 2022.

KATHMANDU, March 31: Secondary Education Examination (SEE) has started all across Nepal from today. Teachers as well as parents have wished good luck to the SEE students offering them tika and sweet yogurt.

Educating Beyond the Bots

February 12, 2023 09:00 am

The current discourse about artificial intelligence not only reflects a narrow view of education. It also represents romanticization of, or alarmism about, new technologies, while insulting students as dishonest by default.

Research and Tribhuvan University

January 9, 2023 08:10 am

Universities play a crucial role in the creation and dissemination of knowledge, and it is knowledge which shapes the direction of development for a country. As centers of higher learning, universities are expected to provide students with the opportunity to engage in advanced study and research in a wide range of fields – from the sciences and engineering to the arts and humanities.

LONDON, Oct 4: The Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA) has announced plans to provide scholarships to 5,000 poor and needy students studying at public schools.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: The government has decided to provide a 50 percent discount to students on outpatient service (OPD) fee in government hospitals.

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: The Embassy of Nepal in Moscow, the Russian Federation, has said the Nepali students going to Russia for various allurements are getting in trouble due to lack of knowledge of language and the existing political situation as a result of Russia-Ukraine conflict there.

KATHMANDU, August 21: The Alternative Energy Promotion Center is set to distribute induction stoves to more than 2,800 students within a week. Dr Ran Bahadur Thapa, assistant director of the center, said that the center is going to distribute induction stoves to 2,865 students from remote areas.

GPA System: Confusions Galore

August 14, 2022 13:45 pm

There are still many guardians and students who are confused about the GPA system. They are misinformed that nobody will fail in SEE and plus two examinations after the introduction of the GPA system.

KATHMANDU, July 24: The number of students dropping out of school after reaching higher grades has been increasing. According to the data published by the Center for Education and Human Resource Development (CEHRD), the challenge to keep  students from dropping out of school after reaching higher grades in schools is increasing.

KATHMANDU, July 20: Students vandalized the Hetauda Campus, Makwanpur, on wednesday, saying that an examination invigilator misbehaved with the girl students. The students chanted slogans and vandalized the campus saying that two female students who had come for the exam this morning were misbehaved.

KATHMANDU, June 15: Nepal Students Union (NSU), the student wing of the Nepali Congress, has demanded electric induction stoves for all students across the country at a subsidized price.

KATHMANDU, March 3: The government is providing an electric induction stove free of cost each to students from the country’s remote areas who are staying in rented rooms in the Kathmandu Valley to pursue their higher education.

LALITPUR, Feb 1: The Lalitpur Metropolitan City (LMC) is administering the second dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine starting Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: The Curriculum Development Center (CDC) under the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has implemented a new system of examination evaluation from the current academic session so that the school level students not getting at least 35 marks in the examination would be considered as ‘failed’.

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: Huawei concluded this year’s Seeds for the Future, its global flagship CSR program for undergraduate level students in Nepal at an event in Kathmandu on Monday. 19 students from eight universities and 13 educational institutions coming from nine different ICT backgrounds participated in the program which was held for the first time in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: Minister for Health and Population, Birodh Khatiwada has launched a campaign to administer vaccines against COVID-19 to students in their respective schools.

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: Nepal has recorded over 814K cases of COVID-19 since the outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020. With over 11,400 deaths from the deadly virus in a span of 23 months, people of all age groups have adapted to the new normal, following the virus outbreak.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: A parliamentary committee has directed the government to immediately make arrangements for students who returned from China due to COVID-19 to back and continue their studies. A meeting of the Education and Health Committee under the House of Representatives held at Singha Durbar on Sunday directed the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology to take immediate diplomatic initiative to send the students who have been stranded in Nepal due to COVID-19 to China for study.

“Previously, similar gatherings were witnessed at vaccination centers and most of the people who are being admitted due to COVID-19 infection these days are among those who visited such centers.”

KATHMANDU, June 26: Various schools in Manang district have been heavily affected by the floods caused by incessant rains in the region putting the parents, teachers, and students in a state of dilemma.

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Dozens of students affiliated to the Nepal Communist Party (NCP)’s  Dahal-Nepal faction on Monday took to the streets in front of the Narayanhiti Royal Palace Museum in Kathmandu for a unique protest against House dissolution.

Why plagiarism thrives

January 19, 2021 08:00 am

Though plagiarism is considered a misdemeanor and a punishable act under the Copyright Act (2002), offenders are rarely brought to the book.

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: Students affiliated with the Nepal Students Union (NSU), a sister organization of the main opposition party Nepali Congress, held a tug of war in a symbolic protest at Matighar, Kathmandu, against the recent dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR).

KATHMANDU, Dec 27 : Protesting against the dissolution of the House of Representatives (HoR), students of the rival faction of Nepal Communist Party close to Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar Nepal organized a whistle rally in Kathmandu on Sunday.

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.

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: Daring Debates, an annual event that holds a discussion on issues of contemporary relevance in South Asia, held a virtual debate on whether democratic politics is inadequate to address climate change. This is the first time the Daring Debates has taken place among youths in Nepal.

Save education

August 26, 2020 14:00 pm

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.

Innovating online education

May 24, 2020 17:00 pm

Prior to COVID-19 pandemic, the now popular online education system had rarely become a priority for Nepali academic institutions. Now the nationwide lockdown has compelled the majority of the institutions and their teachers to run their classes online, mostly by using Zoom software. The evolving trend in the Nepali education system has thus made Nepali teachers, students, and parents familiar with the online classes. Thus COVID-19 has made virtual teaching and learning a new normal. But without proper plans, sufficient technological tools, and much-needed awareness among all stakeholders, it won’t be possible to achieve positive outcomes from ongoing online education. The past experiences have shown that poorly designed technologies rather discourage the teachers and students from adopting it.

Teaching by mentoring

February 17, 2020 09:02 am

As I was walking to college, I felt I could help students improve English by mentoring them. By utilizing my break time, I could contribute at least a little, I thought. I decided I would take only one student as my mentee. The mentor and mentee would work extra time at their will. If there would be more than one interested students, I would hold a lottery to select the participant. So I announced this in the class. Three students raised hands. I had to hold a lottery.

Police arrested students during their protest at Singha Durbar, Kathmandu on Sunday afternoon.

Life hacks for students

January 30, 2020 11:11 am

Always getting confused between “affect” and “effect”? Here’s a trick to remember – “Affect” is an Action. Both the words start with an A. Hence, affect is a verb. “Effect” is a thing. Hence, effect is a noun. If you can’t remember this, just use the word “impact” and you will never go wrong.

AZAZ, SYRIA, Jan 17: Syrian teacher Ahmad al Hilal listens to his young pupils sitting on a mat reciting the Arabic alphabet in a makeshift school in a tent on the outskirts of a sprawling refugee camp city along the Turkish border.

ROLPA, Dec 20: Phoolmaya Pariyar, 14, of Phalja, Rolpa Municipality-9, rushes to school at 7:30 am everyday. She can’t even have her meal properly. After walking for about three hours, she reaches her school.

GAUHATI, India, Dec 7 :  More than 1,000 students marched Friday in India’s northeast against a bill approved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to grant citizenship to non-Muslim migrants from India’s three Muslim-majority neighbors.

LISBON/SYDNEY, Nov 29 : Thousands of people in Australia and Europe joined rallies demanding more action on climate change on Friday, aiming to force political leaders to come up with urgent solutions at a United Nations conference next week.

School students lament irregular classes

November 25, 2019 08:20 am

JUMLA, Nov 25: Pujan Kumar Upadhyay, a 10th grader at Kanakasundari Secondary School of Jumla sat for his terminal examinations recently. He performed poorly. In the examinations, he was asked questions from the chapters which were not taught by the teachers yet. "It was the same for English, Maths and Science. We were asked questions from the chapters which were never discussed in the classroom," he reported.

A group of secondary school students in the Philippines has found a way to convert poo from stray dogs into a mixture for bricks, aiming to rid city streets of excrement and potentially even lower construction costs.

I wish my students …

November 3, 2019 15:56 pm

Teacher never feels like he is doing enough for their education. I wish they knew how hard a teacher tries to protect them and how sorry he is when students worry about their result and ‘getting things wrong’.

Some inspirational movies for students

October 13, 2019 17:35 pm

Here are some of the inspirational movies that every student should watch:

KATHMANDU, August 22: Nepal Education Fest 2019 festival will kick off from Friday at Bhrikutimandap, in Kathmandu. The two-day fair will provide information on colleges and courses targeted for Bachelor students for 2019.

Deschooling education

August 22, 2019 01:30 am

Every class has students capable of becoming singers, dancers, poets, athletes and actors but our education system is discouraging them every moment