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Minister Pokhrel urges teachers to be loyal to their schools

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Hetauda, September 14

Minister of Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokhrel today said teachers should be committed to their schools and not to political parties.

Minister of Education Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokhr

Minister of Education, Science and Technology Giriraj Mani Pokhrel speaking at an event in Hetauda,  on Saturday.

Speaking at a province-level interaction organised by Province Ministry of Social Development in Hetauda, Minister Pokhrel urged teachers to work for the welfare of schools and students, and not for political parties.

Minister Pokhrel said teachers active in politics would not be able to impart quality education to students. “How can the quality of education be improved when teachers are loyal to political parties and not to their schools and students?” he questioned.

Minister Pokhrel asked local levels not to interfere with school administration. “Local levels have to work to solve financial problems of schools, to improve their physical infrastructure and to end factionalism among teachers,” he said. He stressed the need to connect education with technology to usher in development in the country. Pokhrel said the stakeholders were not serious about the development and promotion of education sector in the country.

Minister Pokhrel expressed concern that Nepali language was given low priority in the name of imparting education in English medium. Students should also be taught about cultural, social and family values, according to Minister Pokhrel. “It is true that quality of education at community schools is comparatively low. Community schools can be reformed only with the active participation of parents,” he said, adding that the government had devised a plan to reform education system of the country.

Minister Pokhrel hailed Province-3 government’s ‘One School, One Nurse’ programme. Provice-3 minister of Social Development Yubarja Dulal said education was the foundation of development. Minister Pokhrel also inaugurated the newly constructed buildings of Kalika Technical Academy in Kailash Rural Municipality and Janapriya Technical School in Hetauda today.

A version of this article appears in print on September 15, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

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