Experts stress employable education

KATHMANDU: Academicians, business professionals and government bureaucrats have stressed the need to develop the country's education system in line with the requirements of job markets.

Speaking at the 2nd Industry Academia Meet organised by Human Resources Society of Nepal and Kathmandu Don Bosco College in Kathmandu on Friday, professionals discussed the ways to address Nepal’s unemployment problems and equip the country’s human resources with skills, knowledge and technology.

At the function, former Secretary at the Ministry of Labour and Employment Pratap Pathak said that Nepal should stop relying on foreign employment for the country's development, but it should be used only as a bridging strategy for crisis management.

Purbanchal University's Vice-Chancellor Ghanashyam Lal Das said that policy makers and planners had hindered job creation with their inability to manage job-related issues.

Speakers at the programme also discussed finding permanent cures to Nepal’s chronic brain drain and utilise labour force for growth and development.

They called the government and private sectors to invest more on infrastructure to create more jobs.

The programme ended by issuing a set of recommendations to all stakeholders to make Nepal’s labour force employable, both in and outside of the country.