Nepal | July 05, 2020

NCE-Nepal calls for honouring children’s right to education

Himalayan News Service
Share Now:

Kathmandu, November 10

National Campaign for Education-Nepal, an umbrella organisation of various non-government organisations working in education sector, today appealed to all concerned to respect children’s right to education in all kinds of environment as per the commitments made in various national and international forums.

A press statement issued here today by NCE-Nepal said Nepal’s Constitution 2015, Child Right Convention 1989, Schools as Zones of Peace directives and commitment made by various political parties have ensured students’ fundamental right to study in a peaceful and child- friendly environment but the political parties in Madhes have forced closure of schools for around 84 days violating children’s right to education.

“Thus we appeal to all concerned to create an atmosphere for resumption of classes in schools in Tarai districts in a safe and terror-free environment,” said Raj Kumar Gandharba, president, NCE-Nepal in the statement.

He said that education is the fundamental right of every human being so it should be made equally accessible to all children. He also said that access to education should be ensured even during conflict and disaster.

“Obstruction in education activities is likely to increase the number of students outside schools which will have negative impact for generations,” the statement said, adding, “Thus the children should not be made part of the conflict or protests. Rather opportunities should be created to allow children to study in a terror-free environment.”

The studies of thousands of children have been affected since last 84 days due to the protest staged by Madhes-based political parties.

According to the Education Regulations, the schools must run classes for at least 220 days.


A version of this article appears in print on November 11, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.


Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

Locusts devour crops on 1,100 hectares

KATHMANDU, JULY 3 Desert locusts have damaged crops cultivated on 1,100 hectares of land across the country. According to the Locusts Information Centre, eight districts have reported damage caused by locusts till date. Of them, Dang is the worst hit and Palpa the least. The locusts devoure Read More...

World Bank elevates Nepal to ‘lower middle income economy’

Country saw its GNI per capita rise to $1,090 in 2019, but economists says it doesn’t mean much in terms of development KATHMANDU, JULY 3 Nepal is now officially a lower-middle income country, an upgrade from its previous status as low income nation, according to the World Bank’s latest coun Read More...

Oli, Dahal in bid to save NCP unity

If the two co-chairs fail to act as per the spirit of the party unity document, maintaining party unity will be difficult  - NCP leader Mani Thapa KATHMANDU, JULY 3 Co-chairs of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) — Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli — held talks for thr Read More...

Kailali's Bhajani Municipality, Joshipur Rural Municipality inundated

KAILALI, JULY 3 Bhajani and Joshipur of Kailali have been inundated after floodwaters gushed into the settlements. According to eyewitnesses, many houses in Wards 2, 3, 6 and 8 of Bhajani Municipality have been inundated. Local Ganga Chaudhary said floodwaters from local Kandra and Kadha ri Read More...

Ministry develops guidelines for rehab centres

KATHMANDU, JULY 3 The Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens has developed guidelines for operation of rehabilitation centres to ensure that vulnerable persons at the centres do not contract COVID-19. MoWCSC said the new guidelines would be effective until Nepal was declared coronavir Read More...

Nepali Congress Ram Chandra Paudel

Country pushed into crisis: Paudel

DAMAULI, JULY 3 Senior Nepali Congress leader Ramchandra Paudel said sudden prorogation of the Parliament was unfortunate for the nation. “At a time when the nation is fighting a deadly disease, the decision to prorogue the Parliament has pushed the country further into the crisis,” said t Read More...

Holding centre in Khotang

KHOTANG, JULY 3 A 10-bed holding centre has been established in Diktel, the district headquarters of Khotang, for returnees. According to Chief District Officer and District COVID-19 Crisis Management Centre coordinator Shaligram Sharma Poudel, Nepali Army personnel and Red Cross staff jointly Read More...

Visit Nepal 2020 mascot, yeti

Former Visit Nepal secretariat seeks more budget from Tourism Ministry

KATHMANDU, JULY 3 Even after the government has scrapped the secretariat of the Visit Nepal 2020 campaign, the secretariat has submitted more unpaid bills to the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA). Addressing a press meet today to unveil the ministry’s work progress dur Read More...