‘Education Bill to be approved in two months’

Kathmandu, January 7

Chairperson of the Women, Children, Senior Citizens and Social Welfare Committee of the Legislature-Parliament Ranju Kumari Jha today expressed commitment that the Education Bill-2028 (Eighth Amendment) would be approved only after extensive discussions.

At an interaction organised by the Higher Secondary Schools Association Nepal in the capital, Jha said the Education Bill would be revised only after holding discussions with stakeholders and consulting lawmakers, who registered the amendment proposal.

She further said that the bill would be approved within two months.

Similarly, Nepali Congress lawmaker Badri Pandey argued that the bill aims to regulate private schools, while CPN-UML lawmaker Ganeshman Gurung stressed the need for forming a high-level education commission for implementation of the new education policy.

Vice Chancellor of the Tribhuvan University Tirtha Raj Khaniya said that it would not be possible to provide free education to all if the government decreases grants to the education sector.

Spokesperson for the Education Ministry Hari Lamsal said the bill aims to give more freedom to the private sector, while Vice-Chairman of the Higher Secondary Education Board, Chaitanya Sharma, expressed dissatisfaction over the bill, saying proposal for changing the structure of school education was not scientific.

HISSAN Vice-Chair Ramesh Silwal had presented a working paper at the function chaired by HISSAN Chairman Umesh Shrestha.