BHAKTAPUR: Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun has expressed his concern over a growing imbalance between public and private schools in the nation.
Laying the foundation stone of a multi-purpose building on the premises of Sano Thimi Campus in Bhaktapur today, he said, it was a matter of concern that the country’s education system was heading towards imbalance day by day.
“Government and community schools providing free education and education at affordable fees have a fewer number of students. On the contrary, the flow of students is increasing at private and highly expensive schools,” he said.
According to the Vice President, public in general are unable to afford desirable education for their children. Majority of students are outside quality education system. Children of economically empowered parents and those having control over resources and other means of income have access to quality education.
On the other hand, children from poor community and rural areas have been deprived of quality education which has contributed to social inequalities.
Vice President Pun pointed out the need of improving education quality by community and government schools and colleges. He was of the view that only a guarantee of equal education would contribute towards realising the vision of ‘Prosperous Nepal, Happy Nepali’.
“Production of a good student sans a good teacher is not possible,” he argued, underlining the need of action to increase students’ attraction towards education.
According to chief at the college, Ram Chandra Ghimire, the building is to be constructed at a cost of Rs 49.7 million.