New education policy in the offing, says PM Oli

Kathmandu, July 21

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today said the government was preparing to formulate and adopt a new education policy for human resource management consistent with its vision of prosperous Nepal.

Addressing the 59th annual day of Tribhuvan University in Kirtipur, the prime minister said, “Universities have been granting affiliation to colleges without any research and study, thereby contributing to the increase in the number of  educated unemployed people in the country. Therefore, the government is doing groundwork to study human resource requirements in a sectoral way and formulate new education policy  to ensure no educated person of productive age is unemployed.”

Prime Minister Oli said a study was under way to maintain balance between the demand and supply of human resources in every sector to support the national campaign of development and prosperity.

“A team of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and the National Planning Commission is currently busy studying. Upon the receipt of its report, it will be clear as to which sector needs how many and what types of human resources,” he informed.

Prime Minister Oli, who is also the chancellor of Tribhuvan University, directed the university officials and professors to focus on research and study. “University is not only a place where teaching and learning activities are conducted but also a research centre which should carry out research needed and useful to the country,” he suggested.

Stating that nearly two-thirds of the population depend on agriculture for subsistence, PM Oli underscored the need to commercialise this sector. “It is time to increase production by modernising and transforming the agriculture sector in a scientific way. For this, Tribhuvan University also should develop its policies accordingly,” he said. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Oli felicitated various persons, who donated their land to the university.