House endorses Open University Bill

KATHMANDU: The Parliament on Thursday endorsed the Nepal Open University Bill with majority votes.

After Minister for Education Giriraj Mani Pokharel answered queries put forth by lawmakers of various parties over the Bill, majority of the members of the legislative body had voted for the Bill while it was presented for the decision by the Speaker.

Minister Pokharel had argued that the Open University would help the students otherwise unable to attend classes regularly get university degrees. The Bill would let everyone get access to formal education, he added.

It has already been around a decade that Nepal has been discussing possibility of opening an open university.

Lawmakers Ganesh Man Pun, Kamal Prasad Pangeni, Ramhari Subedi, Banshidhar Mishra, Janak Raj Joshi, Nisha Kumari Sah and Prem Suwal among others had aired their views over the Bill during the discussion today.


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