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CM Gurung flays existing education system

Himalayan News Service
Gandaki Province Chief Minister Prithvi Subba Gurung

Gandaki Province Chief Minister Prithvi Subba Gurung attending a programme, in Damauli, on Saturday. Photo: THT

Damauli, February 23

Gandaki Province Chief Minister Prithvi Subba Gurung has criticised the education system of the land, calling it a veritable factory producing unemployed youths.

Inaugurating Shreemad Bhagawat Dhandhanyachal Nawaha Ghyan Mahayagya organised by Mahendra Secondary School in Gunadi of Myagde Rural Municipality, Tanahun, today, Gurung pointed out the need to prioritise technical and vocational education.

“The present education system provides students with certificates, but no skills; so what is the use of such education system?” asked the chief minister.

On a slightly different note, the CM expressed his concern about the degrading education quality in community schools.

“While the government attempts to improve education in community schools seem to have gone down the drain, politics still has a say in almost each and every decision taken at or for schools,” he observed.

Further, the CM informed about his government’s policy to prioritise vocational and technical education.


A version of this article appears in print on February 24, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.


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