Printing of school textbooks going on uninterrupted: JEMCBy Manjima Dhakal
Janak Education Materials Centre (JEMC) informed that printing of schools’ textbooks was going on and that it was not halted because of ballot paper printing task. Though it started printing ballot papers since March 31, printing of the textbooks hasn’t affected because of this, said the JEMC.
Students yet to overcome pandemic distractionsBy Manjima Dhakal
Repeated closure of academic institutions in the wake of COVID-19 has upended the learning habit of school-age children. They have become lazy and want to skip reading altogether, share teachers at different schools across the country.
Teachers code of conduct for better classroom performanceBy Manjima Dhakal
The government has been initiating to make code of conduct for teachers after they received a huge number of complaints that community schools across the country can’t assure quality education. The government initiated for the code of conduct for teachers as major blame for deteriorating education quality goes to school teachers.
How safe are children from COVID-19 at home?By Manjima Dhakal
Schools across the country have remained shut for the last 20 days or so. The reason behind is to protect the pupils from Omicron, a new fast-spreading variant of the coronavirus. But, that has not done enough to provide the needed protection against the virus, as the data of the Ministry of Health and Population testifies.
New COVID wave leaves students in limboBy Manjima Dhakal
Within a few months after the academic activities had returned to normalcy, the latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has again thrown the teaching-learning activities in schools, colleges and universities out of gear. The government has already decided to shut schools and colleges after the COVID-19 cases started surging. The universities have postponed all the ongoing and scheduled examinations effective from coming Sunday, which is again likely to disturb the academic session of tens of thousands...
Maoist convention discusses Prachanda's political reportBy Manjima Dhakal
Delegates to the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre)'s 8th general convention have generally agreed on the main spirit of party chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda’s political report 'Nepali Path of Socialism in the 21st Century'.
‘CPN (MC) to debate socialism in convention’By Manjima Dhakal
Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre)’s first national convention is going to kick off from Sunday in Kathmandu. The party has billed it as a ‘historic convention’ for the building of new political thought and a revolutionary party. The party is set to adopt socialism as its tactic. Leaders of the party said that they required to adopt socialism to move according to the need of the nation.
Current academic session to end by mid-AprilBy Manjima Dhakal
The government has decided to end the current school-level academic session, which started belatedly as in the previous year, by mid-April. The session kicked off on June 15 because of the disturbances unleashed by the coronavirus pandemic.
TU’s failure to stick to academic calendar leaves students at receiving endBy Manjima Dhakal
Rabi Kiran Khadka, 3rd semester student of Masters of Arts in English at Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus, is fed up with the Tribhuvan University because of its inability to follow its academic calendar. According to Khadka, he would have completed his thesis by now had the TU properly executed its calendar. After joining the first semester in December 2019, Khadka got a chance to sit for the final examinations only in February 2021, more than two years after his enrollment in the two-year course. The...
Education reform programme fraught with problemsBy Manjima Dhakal
President Education Reform Programme (Rastrapati Shaikshik Sudhar Kaaryakram) introduced by the Ministry for Education, Science and Technology (MOEST) two years ago has not been much effective as the programme failed to meet the actual needs of schools because of meager budget provided to build minimum infrastructure for the programme, stakeholders said. Although the programme was introduced to reform public education across the country, stakeholders pointed out that the programme itself needs reform...