Nepal | November 15, 2019

KMC halts issuing licences for new schools

Rastriya Samachar Samiti

Kathmandu, November 7

Kathmandu Metropolitan City has decided not to issue licences for the operation of new schools within its boundary.

The metropolitan city said it has come up with the decision to stress on the quality improvement of existing schools. Granting permission to new schools has been put on hold with the rise in number of schools in proportion to the score of students, according to KMC Department of Education.

As many as 91 public schools and 643 institutional schools are in operation in KMC. As many as 165,000 students are pursuing their education at the schools. KMC Education Department Chief
Nirmala KC said there was a pertinent need to manage the existing schools rather than operating new ones. As many as 1,830 teachers have been working in 91 public schools.

KMC has also specified mandatory provision for the schools to take prior approval from the department while sending any teacher, employee and guardians to foreign trips, training, assembly, exposure visit, sports, goodwill visit or educational tour.

The department sources said local school curriculum would incorporate Nepal language, sustainable development, environment, education and traffic management from next academic  session.


A version of this article appears in print on November 08, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

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