Nepal | June 03, 2020

‘Need to work with private sector for quality education’

Himalayan News Service
Share Now:

Kathmandu, August 24

Minister for Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokhrel has said that the government should work together with the private sector to boost the education quality of community schools.

Inaugurating the second International Conference on Quality Education-2019,  Minister Pokhrel said, “Since the government implemented School Sector Development Plan 2016-2023, support of private education institutions has been crucial to scale up the quality of education in rural areas, mainly through classroom teaching methods.”

The three-day conference held at Rato Bangla School, Patandhoka, drew over 600 teachers of community schools from across the country. Hundreds of experts and stakeholders from across the country and delegates from six countries have converged at the event. The conference was held at the joint initiative of Centre for Education and Human Resource Development under the Ministry of Education and Rato Bangla Foundation.

Highlighting the importance of teachers in shaping the future of students, Minister Pokhrel said, “Quality of education depends on the quality of teachers. Therefore, we must focus on improving the skills of teachers if we want to upgrade the quality of education.”

Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Secretary at Minister for Education, Science and Technology Khaga Raj Baral said that investment on teachers of community schools had largely remained unproductive. He suggested that teachers of community schools should focus on capacity building more than anything else.

Chairperson of Rato Bangla Foundation Shanta Dixit said, “The conference will be helpful to replace the old teaching methodology followed by community teachers with modern teaching methods even as they are mindful of traditional values of society.”

She that said the conference would help teachers develop their students’ creative and critical thinking skills. “The conference will also help promote team work among teachers,” she said.

Veronica Cody, European Union’s ambassador to Nepal said that every child should have equal opportunity for quality education.

A version of this article appears in print on August 25, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

Follow The Himalayan Times on Twitter and Facebook

Recommended Stories:

More from The Himalayan Times:

Anupam Kher reminisces Naam Shabana memories with throwback picture

KATHMANDU: Bollywood actor Anupam Kher has reminisced memories from Naam Shabana by sharing a throwback picture of the film's cast on his Instagram on June 2. In the photograph one can see the cast of the 2017 action-thriller — Kher along with Neeraj Pandey, Taapsee Pannu, Manoj Bajpayee, Read More...

Post-partum woman rescued from Baglung

POKHARA: A new mother was airlifted from Baglung and brought to Pokhara after she developed complications in her health post delivery. It has been learnt that the woman, who delivered her baby 10 days ago, had to be brought to Pokhara-based Western Regional Hospital as she fainted consequential t Read More...

Sunny Leone supports wildlife learning centre in LA

KATHMANDU: Sunny Leone seems to be helping animals return to the wild — it is evident in a Instagram post on June 2. Leone, who is currently in Los Angeles with her family, can be seen feeding a giraffe in the video. She has captioned the post as: "Felt so blessed we could support this w Read More...

Body of sixth person missing in Chaurjahari massacre found after 10 days

JAJARKOT: The body of the sixth victim of Chaurjahari massacre, wherein Dalit youth Nawaraj Bk and his friends were attacked by the villagers in Rukum West ten days ago, was found today in the banks of Bheri River. According to Deputy Superintendent of Jajarkot District Police Office, Kishore Read More...


Brazil sets another record for daily coronavirus deaths

RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil registered another record number of novel coronavirus deaths over the last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Tuesday evening, as the pandemic in Latin America's largest country shows no signs of slowing down. The nation registered 28,936 additional cases of the nove Read More...

High-level panel to decide on easing lockdown by tomorrow

KATHMANDU, JUNE 2 The High-Level Coordination Committee for the Prevention and Control of COVID-19 formed under Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Defence Ishwar Pokharel will decide in a day or two whether or not to ease the lockdown. Member Secretary of the committee Narayan Prasad Bi Read More...

FIFA adds voice to protests over Floyd's death

BERN: World soccer's governing body FIFA has joined sports leagues, teams and players around the globe to express solidarity amid outrage over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed in police custody in the United States. The National Football League, National Hockey League an Read More...

Nepal's ruling party stresses dialogue with India to resolve territorial dispute 

Kathmandu, June 2  Nepal Communist Party (NCP) lawmaker Narayan Kaji Shrestha urged India to sit for dialogue with Nepal to resolve Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh and Kalapani issues. He welcomed Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh's remark about resolving border disputes with Nepal through dia Read More...