Teaching through poetry

November 3, 2019 00:30 am

Use of poetry in English language teaching at educational institutions appears to be very uncommon practice in Nepal. There are several reasons behind this. First, there are people who don’t see much value of it. They see value in learning math, science, engineering, and information technology that are believed to have prestige and offer better-paid jobs. For them, learning and doing poetry is whimsical and it’s for impulsive people. Second, they think it’s hard to understand poetry. Third, they think poetry writing is difficult and it’s not everybody’s cup of tea. So, poetry is avoided as much as possible. Even if it is taught, it is done as compulsion because it is in the textbooks. As a result, students have missed the opportunities to be creative and go beyond what is seemingly impossible.

ROLPA, Sept 5: Jaljala Multiple Campus of Rolpa is teaching students without textbooks as the university to which it is affiliated has not prepared them. The campus switched its affiliation to Mid-western University (MU) from Tribhuvan University (TU) at the start of this academic session.

KATHMANDU, April 29: The government is yet to dispatch 5.5 million copies of school textbooks from Kathmandu to the districts for the new academic session that began from April 14.

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.

PARBAT, April 26: A large number of students in Kushma Municipality have been deprived of textbooks as the local unit has failed to sanction the budget for community schools to buy the textbooks even after the beginning of the new academic year.

DOLPA, April 5: Getting fresh textbooks along with the beginning of the new academic session is usually a moment of waiting for almost all school students in Dolpa district.

SINJA/JUMLA, March 20: Chandannath Gurukul Pathshala in Sinja of Jumla district is facing difficult to run classes without textbooks. "As a result, we are struggling to run classes. This is a perennial problem," said the school principal Bishwo Raj Upadhyay. The school's curriculum include Nepali, creative, Sanskrit and grammar.

KATHMANDU, May 27: The textbooks of at least three subjects are yet to be provided to students in various schools even after six weeks of the beginning of the new academic session which started from April 15.

KATHMANDU, April 13: At a time when government ministers including Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Education Minister Giriraj Mani Pokhrel are campaigning for school enrollment accepting guardianship of a few students, complete sets of school textbooks are yet to be provided to the students even in the Kathmandu Valley.

KATHMANDU, April 13: At a time when government ministers including Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Education Minister Giriraj Mani Pokhrel are campaigning for school enrollment accepting guardianship of a few students, complete sets of school textbooks are yet to be provided to the students even in the Kathmandu Valley.

KHOTANG, April 17: While the new academic session has already begun across the country, textbooks in English language are yet to be supplied in schools of Khotang.

KATHMANDU, April 13: Like in the previous years, the government has failed to supply school textbooks to the districts on time this year too. According to the rules, the textbooks should have been delivered to the districts before April 1.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The new school session has started in five mountain districts from Wednesday but the textbooks have yet to be supplied to the districts.

KATHMANDU, August 6: Sajha Prakashan General Manager Dolindra Prasad Sharma was caught transporting about 5,000 copies of Sabaiko Nepali, the textbook of Grade XI and XII, from Alpine Offset Press to Sajha Prakashan on Sunday.

BHAIRAHAWA, May 17: Although over a month of the current academic session has passed, more than half of the students in Rupandehi district are deprived of school textbooks.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Though the new academic session began on April 14, around 4.4 million school textbooks are yet to be printed.

KATHMANDU, March 21: There is only one week left to supply school textbooks to various districts before the new session starts in April. However, a total of 12.1 million copies of school textbooks are yet to be printed, partly because of the printing of ballot papers for the upcoming local elections.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: The government's preparations to hold local elections will affect the printing of school textbooks, causing a crisis for millions of students.

JEMC yet to print textbooks

January 13, 2017 21:50 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: Janak Education Materials Center (JEMC) is not prepared to deliver text books to mountain districts this year. Academic sessions in Manang, Mustang, Jumla, Humla and Dolpa districts begins on February 12 but the JEMC has not printed required textbooks for grades 1 and 2.

KATHMANDU, Jan 5:  The Curriculum Management and Monitoring Central Committee (CMMCC) has issued a seven-day ultimatum to Janak Education Materials Center (JEMC) to begin preparations for printing school textbooks as the state-owned publishing house is the responsible body for the purpose.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: Despite repeated pledges by the Ministry of Education to deliver school textbooks, it has failed to do so year after year. Unfortunately, there are already signs that schoolchildren may again have to grapple with textbook shortages as they enter a new academic session this year.

KATHMANDU, July 28: Although about four months have passed since the new academic session, some 10-15 per cent of school students are still partially deprived of textbooks. Janak Education Material Center (JEMC) is the sole authority to publish textbooks for public schools in the country.