Nepal | January 18, 2021

‘Govt should give top priority to education’

Himalayan News Service
Share Now:

Kathmandu, February 17

Vice-chairman of National Planning Commission Swarnim Wagle has said that setting the educational agenda has been a great challenge in the country.

Speaking at the 18th Annual General Meeting of Educational Journalist Group here today, he said the government had to give priority to education.

“The quality of education should be improved now that the local levels are responsible for handling and managing school education,” he said.

Around 40 per cent of budget is being sent to the local levels and preparations are also on to hand over different projects currently being handled by different non-governmental organisations to the local levels.

Similarly, former education minister Dhaniram Paudel said despite the handover of the education system to the local levels, the Ministry of Education, Department of Education and district education offices should handle the education system.

Madhu Prasad Regmi, secretary at the Ministry of Education, said 23 responsibilities of the education sector had been given to the local levels without hampering the educational system.

As all the basic and secondary schools are being handled by the local levels it will be easy to manage resources for the education sector from local resources, he added.

On the occasion, Mathura Yadav principal of Tribeni Primary School, Rupandehi, and Devi Khadka Pokhrel, member of School Management Committee of Kamala Secondary School, Sindhuli were honored at the programme.


A version of this article appears in print on February 18, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.


Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

PM slams Dahal-Nepal faction’s ‘lie’

KATHMANDU, JANUARY 16 Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli slammed the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) faction led by Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Madhav Kumar for spreading the rumour that he had met four justices of the Supreme Court. Addressing a gathering of his faction’s Province 1 chapter cadres in Kath Read More...

COVID vaccine supply, border issues discussed during FM's India visit

KATHMANDU, JANUARY 16 Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, who returned from his three-day India visit today, said that he sought supply of COVID-19 vaccines for essential sectors and India had kept Nepal on priority for supplying the vaccines. Talking to mediapersons upon arrival at Tribhu Read More...

NC stages demonstration in all local levels

KATHMANDU, JANUARY 16 The main opposition Nepali Congress today held demonstrations in all 753 local levels across the country against the government’s December 20 move to dissolve the House of Representative. Majority of senior leaders of the NC flayed the government for dissolving the Hous Read More...

Mount strikes as Chelsea edge 10-man Fulham

LONDON: A late goal from Mason Mount gave Chelsea a laboured 1-0 win at 10-man Fulham in the Premier League on Saturday, easing some of the pressure off their manager Frank Lampard. The result provisionally lifted Chelsea two places up to seventh on 29 points from 18 games, with South Read More...

Nepali Congress senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel

HoR dissolution anti-national, says NC leader Paudel

CHITWAN, JANUARY 16 Senior Nepali Congress leader Ramchandra Paudel today said that dissolution of the House of Representatives was a step against the nation and nationality. Addressing a mass meeting organised by Nepali Congress Bharatpur Metropolitan Committee in Bharatpur, Paudel said that Read More...

CM Raut casts doubt over apex court’s role

RAJBIRAJ, JANUARY 16 Province 2 Chief Minister Lalbabu Raut today said though the Supreme Court verdict should be acceptable, circumstances in which the Parliament was dissolved were suspicious. Addressing the 10th General Assembly of Saptari chapter of Federation of Nepali Journalists at Bana Read More...

Home Minister Thapa defends dissolution of Parliament

DHANKUTA, JANUARY 16 Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa said that dissolution of the Parliament was an imperative for the sake of political stability. Addressing a district-level meeting of party cadres in Dhankuta today, the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leader claimed that the prime minster h Read More...

Security tightened at border points in Banke

NEPALGUNJ, JANUARY 16 District Administration Office, Banke, has tightened security to prevent the possible spread of bird flu in Banke. The DAO took the decision after bird flu was found in different states of India. The DAO has banned import of birds and poultry-related items from India. Read More...