Minister of Education, Science and Technology Devendra Poudel has said universities are responsible for improving quality of higher education.

Universities should produce competent human resources required for prosperity of the country, he stressed.

Minister Poudel said this during the second convocation ceremony of Madhyapaschim University in Surkhet yesterday.

He shared the information that he was leading the reform campaign on three fronts of the education system - legal/ policy, teaching and learning, and physical infrastructure.

According to him, a 55-point roadmap was launched for reform in secondary, higher education and technical and vocational education.

"These three types of education will be improved to meet international standard," he said, arguing that the ministry was mulling over restructuring the entire education system.

Moreover, the minister informed that drafts of the acts to manage technical education and institutions, federal education and higher education were also readied by the government.

It is time to link education with skill and skill with employment, he viewed.

The government, he said, had initiated the process of establishing medical college in each province.

At the convocation ceremony, Nobel Laureate and activist against child labour, Kailash Satyarthi said that education was the main foundation for development.

A version of this article appears in the print on April 21, 2022, of The Himalayan Times