Nepal | August 09, 2020

Education Act to be amended: Pokhrel

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Minister for Education Giriraj Mani Pokhrel

Minister for Education Giriraj Mani Pokhrel speaking at a programme in Itahari of Sunsari district on Sunday, January 17, 2016. Photo: RSS

Rajbiraj, July 3

Minister for Education Giriraj Mani Pokhrel today clarified that the education act was to be amended to formulate a new education policy as per the need of the hour since the country entered a new era.

Speaking at an educational interaction organised in Saptari district headquarters Rajbiraj today, Pokhrel said the country’s education act would be amended so as to execute the constitution effectively.

He claimed that Nepal’s academic certificates would get international recognition as the country’s education system will be changed to meet world standard. He argued that the present education act was not relevant to promote the country to the list of developed countries by 2022.

“Though the country witnessed various political movements at different times, it could not see any revolution in education yet.

Significant discussions have been held regarding the amendment of the country’s education system. He said the incumbent government had garnered overwhelming support from the main opposition for amending the education policy,” said Pokhrel.

Pokhrel said that there were vacancies for as many as 23,000 teachers in lower secondary and secondary levels across the country and the government was doing necessary exercises to fill the teachers’ posts.

He also said that the new education act had introduced a new provision in the selection/nomination of school management committee members.

A version of this article appears in print on July 04, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.

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