Education Regulation will be passed with some revisions soon: PM Dahal

Kathmandu, March 31

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal assured the Confederation of Nepalese Teachers today the new Education Regulation will be passed from the Cabinet soon.

Although the Education Act 2073 (eighth amendment) was passed in June last year, the education regulation has yet to be passed. The CNT delegation had met the prime minister at his official residence in Baluwatar this morning demanding passage of the Education Regulation.

According to CNT General Secretary Tilak Kunwar, the prime minister assured them that the Cabinet would pass the regulation soon.

Kunwar quoted the PM as saying that the Education Regulation had been on hold because of some contradictions with the federal set-up.

Kunwar said the team also met Deputy Prime Ministers Kamal Thapa and Bimalendra Nidhi to discuss the issue. The CNT said all progress made in the education sector would collapse if the Education Regulation was not passed at the earliest.

The Ministry of Education had started working as per the new Education Act’s action plan about nine months ago.

After gaining approval of the Ministry of Law, the draft of the Education Regulation was forwarded to the Cabinet on March 20 this month. The draft was sent back on March 29 from the Prime Minister’s Office to the Ministry of Education, citing contradictions with the structure of new local levels and the constitution.

The eighth amendment to the Education Act 1972 was approved as per Article 113 (2) of the Constitution of Nepal 2073 in June last year.