Government to prepare 15-year framework for quality education

CHITWAN: The government is mooting a 15-year framework to enhance quality of child education in Nepal.

The Ministry of Education (MoE) has embarked on its preparation to chart the framework within coming January-end in its effort to elevate educational status of Nepal, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 2015.

The Secretariat of UNESCO's Nepal National Commission has begun collecting recommendations from across the country. In this connection, Secretariat Secretary Balaram Timilsina shared that a focused group discussion with educational stakeholders was held at regional and local level to gather recommendations for framework. He said that the central level discussion was completed before reaching out to the regions.

Highlighting SDGs and educational plan of action at the central and regional level workshop held in Bharatpur to collect recommendations for developing framework, Secretary Timilsina said they have sought concrete recommended actions for the elevation of quality education by 2030 in line with the international commitment.

National Programme Officer Tap Raj Pant shed light on progress Nepal made on education sector along with other UNESCO-affiliated countries during the past 15 years, while presenting a working paper on '2015 Global Monitoring Report – Education for All and Nepal's Achievements'.

According to the government data, around 96.2 per cent children are under the reach of educational opportunities in Nepal.