DoE unveils new programmes

Himalayan News Service

Dhulikhel, April 28:

The Department of Education (DoE) today announced various programmes for the improvement of quality education in 2006, including providing teacher quotas for the lower secondary and secondary level from next year. “All primary schools in 28 districts as well as those districts covering all schools within 4 resource centres will receive basic level block grants funding based on School Improvement Plan (SIP), said Mahashram Sharma, DoE deputy director. “This will extend to 11301 schools with funding for 1.76 million children,” said Sharma at a joint workshop of the DoE and the Federation of Nepalese Journalists.

Lower secondary and secondary schools will receive block grants as per their SIPs, amounting

to Rs 25000 for each level. “Each of the 24,237 primary schools will receive a Rs 3000 support on fixed costs and Rs 100 for each of the 3.6 million children) on variable costs, including learning materials,” said Sharma.