Training on geology, astronomy

Kathmandu, July 8:

With a view to updating secondary-level teachers on recent developments in geology and astronomy, a 12 day-long training began here today.

The training is jointly organised by the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), the Department of Education and the Tribhuvan University Institute of Science and Technology (TUIST).

Inaugurating the training programme, Prof Dr Hom Nath Bhattarai, vice-chancellor of the NAST, said, “In this age of science and technology, teachers should have an update of all information required for teaching effectively in classrooms.” He stressed the need of such training programmes to cope with the demands of time.

Prof Dr Bishal Nath Upreti, the dean of the TUIST, said such training programmes play important roles in empowering teachers. Around 20 teachers from Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur are attending the programme.

According to the training schedule, theory classes will be conducted for 10 days in Kathmandu and field observation will be conducted in Dhading on the remaining two days.