CHITWAN: Minister for Education Chitralekha Yadav on Sunday expressed discontent with the pass percent of this year’s School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examination.
Speaking at a press meet organised by Press Union Chitwan in Ratnanagar, Minister Yadav stressed the need to multiply efforts towards improving SLC results.
“Slight improvement was seen in this year’s SLC result as compared to last year, but it is not sufficient. We need to double our attempts for a better outcome,” she said.
Stating that the country lacked model schools, she informed that the government was preparing to establish a school like Budhanilkantha School of Kathmandu in all the 75 districts.
“Budget will be allocated to open a model residential and well-facilitated school in all 75 districts in the coming fiscal,” she said. She pledged to improve the quality of public schools by setting up a model school in each district.
Noting that the government was making efforts to make the country completely literate within this year, Yadav said homework was under way to make all the illiterate districts literate and meet the target.
She sought help and cooperation from individuals as well as private organisations to meet the government’s objective. She informed that deliberation was under way to manage technical subjects taught up to Grade X in the higher level as well.
A version of this article appears in print on June 29, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.