Many valley guardians decide not to send children to schoolsBy Manjima Dhakal
Though the government has not yet decided to close schools in light of the resurging COVID-19 cases, many guardians of students in Kathmandu-based schools have decided not to send their children to schools.
To close or not to close schools: Divided official viewsBy Manjima Dhakal
The Ministry of Health and Population on Friday recommended the COVID-19 Crisis Management Committee (CCMC) to close the educational institutions, stating that the new variant of COVID-19 is spreading rapidly across the country.
Foreign returnee students stranded amid uncertaintyBy Manjima Dhakal
A group of Nepali students studying in China returned home for winter vacation when the coronavirus pandemic was brewing in China before it enveloped the rest of the world. Among these group of returnees were four students, Abhineet Datta, Madan Kumar Baskota, Nira Maharjan and Mamta Sharma of Chang’an University in Xi’an, China. With the COVID-19 outbreak restricting travel, they had no choice but to stay back home and wait for the situation to get back to normal.
Govt to keep records of students flying overseas for studiesBy Manjima Dhakal
The government is likely to have accurate data of the students going abroad for higher education soon. As per a recent agreement inked between the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) and the Department of Immigration, both government agencies agreed to keep the record of students going abroad and returning home after completing their study.
Skill-based migration enhancing workers’ confidenceBy Manjima Dhakal
At a time when news reports are published almost daily of Nepali women suffering in foreign countries and facing exploitation at the hands of their employers, Chini Maya Tamang of Nuwakot, who is preparing to go abroad, is assured that she will be safe and earn money.
Complaint boxes at schools can check violence against girlsBy Manjima Dhakal
Considering the increasing cases of violence against women across the country, the government has asked all community schools to install complaint boxes.
Why haven’t rape cases gone down?By Manjima Dhakal
Even though incidents of rape have spurred outrage from far and wide, and the government too has taken a tougher stance against the heinous crime, the cases just do not seem to go down. In the last five years, 11,000 cases of rape have been registered and alarmingly, over 5,000 of the victims are girls. According to the Nepal Police, from Nirmala Panta’s case to Bhagarathi’s case, 3,347 girls were raped, out of which 17 were killed to conceal the crime.
Integrating Technology Into EducationBy Manjima Dhakal
The education sector in Nepal has made some significant achievements in recent years. The government has introduced new plans and policies to integrate latest technology into teaching-learning process to modernise the entire education system. Likewise, the higher education sector, which was affected owing
Scholarship budget gets frozen while students remain left outBy Manjima Dhakal
All these have kept the scholarships away from the truly destitute on the one hand while on the other, it has led to the budget being frozen year after year.
Govt mulling to extend academic sessionBy Manjima Dhakal
About 7 million school students across the country are in dilemma about their academic session as the government has remained undecided on the matter for a very long time. They have started attending schools physically after the concerned local levels allowed reopening the schools and their classes physically in light of the dwindling cases of coronavirus infections. Following the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology’s (MoEST) guideline for schools’ operation, many schools started conducting...