Growing attraction towards technical education among female students

Jhapa, August 4

Female students in Jhapa have shown more interest in technical education of late. Increasing flow of students seeking enrolment in technical courses in Damak and its vicinity shows this.

Some 441 students appeared the entrance test conducted by the Damak-based Amda Institute of Health Science this time. Of them, 70 per cent were women. The institute offers courses for Staff Nurse, Lab Assistant, CMA, ANM and Health Assistant under the affiliation with the Council of Technical Education and Vocational Training.

As per the data with the institute, some 134 persons appeared the entrance exam for staff nurse programme alone. Similarly, 12, 681, 52 and 46 students are learnt to have appeared the entrance test for ANM, CMA, Lab Assistant and HA respectively. While all the candidates who appeared the test for ANM and Staff Nurse programmes were females, the female candidates taking the entrance test for HA, LA and CMA stood at 28, 50 and 63 respectively.

Up to 40 students can study under each programme. As for the staff nurse programme, 15 per cent quota has been allocated for males. “Though we’ve a quota for males, no one has applied staff nurse course,” said Pradip Shrestha, an officer at the institute.